A Guest Post from follow me home . . .
By Michele @ http://followmehome.shellybean.com
My name is Michele Marriott. I blog over at http://followmehome.shellybean.com I’m one of those bloggers who loves to stay connected with the blogosphere, but can never find quite enough time to post my own stuff as often as I’d like (at least once a week!). That’s completely ok. What’s wrong with spreading the love around to those who need it, anyway? When I was approached about filling in for Peanut Layne, I happily accepted. That girl is hilarious! I said, “Of course! I might as well be writing on SOMEONE's blog…”
Let's see, for today, since we’re just getting to know each other a bit, I decided to share with you a few of my favorite moments of being a Kindergarten school teacher.
I actually went to college to teach high school chemistry; took a "wrong" turn and ended up in Elementary Ed. It was exactly where I needed to be. Everything about teaching little 5 and 6 years olds made my life worthwhile. They needed me less than I ever needed them. Alas, I had my own husband and children to take care of as well. After about ten years, I realized I couldn’t quite give both jobs 100 percent, so I chose to stay at home. I now tutor and help in my child's classroom, but sometimes it's not enough. Those little children were mine too. I taught them things they didn’t know before coming in. I smiled as they sat on the floor petting my velvet shoes or watched as their eyes bulged open whenever I read, “Piggy Pie!!!” My favorite part now is to see a grown man or young lady yell out my name across the grocery store. Their bodies and voices are much larger, but if I look closely, I can still find their innocent 5 year old face. Love. Okay now, that’s enough about that.
Here are just a few cute share quotes/stories that I’ve gathered through the years.
“Well Anna, it is almost gone. See? I’m on to my last cup and it’s only 2:30! There is plenty of time to receive God." –Me
"I'm sorry, Markella. It’s okay. We'll just schedule your day for tomorrow. Is your mom all right?"-I asked
"Yeah, she's fine. She made him walk to work and called him an ass."-Markella, one of my top ten favorite students
“Mrs. Marriott, I don’t want to hurt your feelings or anything, but I have a worry . . . (at Kindergarten round up), those toilets look awfully small, and well I eat a LOT of food." -Corbin, 6
“Mrs. Marriott, I just wanted you to know that if you don’t have anywhere to go for Turkey day, we’d be glad to have you over. My mom says my aunt and uncle are nuts so they can sit in the basement." -Deke,
Thanks for letting me join in this week. Cheers to Peanut Layne getting well soon! If you have the time, pop over and see what’s happening at our crazy house. Last entry - two weeks ago. I'm lightning fast like that . . .