"Learning to act in a new way requires... being drawn toward something you want..."
I will miss the amazing women who teach at the preschool. In the Kindergarten room, I will be flying solo. Another change is the fact that my new students will be the youngest children in the school, not the oldest. When gathering my PreK kiddos from carpool, admiring the two-year-olds was a job perk! Their lilting speech, chubby legs, and warm hands always made me smile. But I met most of the Kindergartners last week and, wow, they are incredible! One little guy wore a suit jacket and tie, to "impress the teacher". Awwww......:-) The next two weeks will be crazy busy, but I am excited to embark on a new adventure.
If you have a minute, could you share a memory from your Kindergarten days, or perhaps a memory of your child/ren on the first day of K? My K teacher is the reason that I hold a teaching degree today. See, that year in the 'garden of children' really can influence a life! Even The New York Times has something to say about the far-reaching effects of a great Kindergarten teacher!