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Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Teacher

As a teacher, I know my daily schedule will be busy each day.  As a kindergarten teacher, I know I will be "on" every minute of the day.  A kindergarten teacher doesn't get a breather, a kindergarten teacher doesn't give an assignment and know the kids will handle it from there.  I've had the makings of today's post floating around in my head for months now and today just seemed like the day to try to shake it out.  Teachers...I bet you can relate.

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away...

A teacher
got to drink her coffee while it was still hot.

A teacher
used the bathroom when it was needed.

A teacher
ate her lunch without interruption.

A teacher
always remembered to take attendance.

A teacher
went home without a full bag of work.

A teacher
didn't write lesson plans on Saturday.

A teacher
had students who heard the directions the first time.

A teacher
didn't have to buy classroom supplies out of her own pocket.

A teacher
had students who didn't goof around and play social butterfly...

A teacher
stayed home sick because planning for a sub was no big deal.

A teacher
woke up.

A teacher
realized it was all a dream.

A teacher
remembered all the things that make teaching hard.

A teacher
got out of bed anyway.

A teacher
knew the reward far outweighed the hard stuff.

A teacher
smiled and hugged her students.

A teacher
shared her heart and watched a child grow.

A teacher
inspired.

A teacher
loved.

8 comments:

  1. This post made me smile and that smile grew wider as I continued reading. The reward truly does outweigh the hard stuff and the stress. This was a beautiful read.

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  2. So true! I love the Star Wars connection and your twist at the end surprised me.

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  3. Yes, the ending is a teacher in this galaxy. Don't you wish you could find the place you describe in the beginning and middle? Very clever post today Robin.

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  4. I love how you ended with a positive twist. But only if that galaxy did exist ;) I really enjoyed reading this!

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  5. I love this post so much! You grasped it all, I went from 1st to 5th and honestly I don't know how I did first grade having to be on at all times. I depended a lot on coffee too!

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  6. Just so you know I admire your ability to teach kindergarten. You always seem so calm about everything and have a gentle but encouraging demeanor. I won't lie there are days where I would love to just give an assignment and the students be able to do it independently. Just a dream :)

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  7. I absolutely love this slice! Yes, we all get it and I love how you ended it. Perfect.

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  8. What a great slice! I know that many teachers will be nodding their heads and smiling along at the beginning. You structured your poem perfectly and I really enjoyed how you moved it back to the tougher realism of our own galaxy, but still with a positive slant.

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