Thursday, August 13, 2009
I've been thinking about school a lot lately. I think its because of all of the back to school supplies I've been seeing and knowing that Andrew's first school experience (gulp) is a few weeks away.
My thoughts on school have not been terribly formed. Its not as though I've been having breakthrough insights into education. Instead I've been remembering a trail of small moments from my elementary school days. Like waiting for the letter to come in the mail telling me who would be my teacher and then not believing my luck when I got the teacher I wanted. Waiting for the bus on the corner with a bunch of other kids and making up dances with them. The smell of the seats on the bus. Lovely, colorful, *new*, delicious school supplies. Where I sat in the fourth grade. Trying to fake out the teacher by mouthing the Pledge of Allegiance instead of really saying it. And on the last day of school, trying to take in summer with my first steps away from the bus by taking off my shoes on the walk home, only for the pavement to really hurt my feet!
For the most part, I loved school. Especially Elementary school. I love the idea of school. I love the supplies needed for school. The maps and blackboards and markers and notebooks.
And suddenly, without any warning at all, I miss teaching. It took me four years away from the classroom, but I miss it. I wonder if I'll go back...
Posted by Dave at 9:00 AM