My first school picture (as a teacher)

 

20140724-224522-81922400.jpgHere it is, as promised: me my first year of teaching. These kids are 27 or so now, so I’m guessing no one would recognize them. I don’t even recognize myself! But I remember my pride standing there beside them in our auditorium that smelled like the cafeteria because it was both. It was a year full of make-it-work moments with no texts to start and ex-adult vocational education facilities. At least the table saw from the shop room wasn’t in my room. I should have sung more with them. But we did listen to cal tjader play the vibraphone a lot. And I realized that I needed to learn Spanish if I was going to commune with families and caregivers. This year was the beginning of many things. I hope to carry that curiosity and make it work past into my new academic year.

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4 thoughts on “My first school picture (as a teacher)

  1. I love the connection you are making with Ms. Johnson’s 4th grade class and the new group of students (a bit older) you will have in the fall. Always that excitement with a new group no matter how long I’ve taught or what age/level. And thank god for that!

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