Saturday, January 20, 2018

Back in the Saddle again-Why I love my profession

Since November, 2017 I have been working in the Peirce School library. It is the elementary school that my children attended. I was asked to d a maternity leave for almost five months. At first, I wasn't sure if I would accept the position. If it had been at my beloved Williams I would not have hesitated, but I wasn't sure I wanted to take on a whole new cohort of colleagues and students. We have a fixed schedule, so I teach classes to every child in the school. Now three months into it, I am so glad I said yes. The kids have been great, and I have returned to so many favorite books and some new ones. I have had a chance to reprise many of my Internet Safety lessons, and work with a couple of my favorite colleagues who are now at Peirce School. This past week I had a chance to teach and talk to kids about Martin Luther King, Jr. Yesterday, I taught fifth graders how to use Google Drawings. They were so enthusiastic and got so creative. When they are completed I am going to post the results here. Today is Saturday. I am rummaging through some stuff to weed and organize my basement. I came across some of the notes that the Williams kids gave me when I retired. This work is so rewarding, and I can't believe how fortunate I am to have had this experience and to continue to reap these benefits of teaching. What a great ride!

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