My favorites! I couldn’t be happier even though I’m sick :) #bestfriends #sickdays
I love my job I really do… But do I love being sick from holding coughing and feverish children? Mmm not so much haha. I’ve been on the couch all day watching Disney movies, trying and praying that by tomorrow at least my voice would come back so I could go back to work.
Apparently this just inevitably happens to new teachers. Maybe it’s because we encounter 40 different children everyday and schools are a germ’s heaven :/ I was so set on not getting sick and proving that I could avoid this unfortunate teacher’s initiation. Well that didn’t happen….
It’s really happening… Not sure how I feel…
It’s been three weeks now! Three weeks since I left behind student life and started my life as a preschool teacher. It’s odd walking unto a big school campus not wearing a backpack or thinking about the homework I never got done or dreading that one class where the teacher talks in a monotone for an hour. Every morning at 7:35 the bus drops me off at the bottom of a hill and from there I have 15 minutes to walk alone in the quiet stillness of a suburban Washington neighborhood. It’s quite nice, I get to think about the day that just passed and about the day I’m about to have. I get to listen to praise music and say good morning and thank you to my greatest friend. I get to day dream about anything I want to… my dreams, my music, my family, my home in Maryland, my loving boyfriend. I complain often about the long walk after the long bus ride but when I really think about it, I should just be thankful for the time I have to just be still. A lot of people don’t get that opportunity every day…
As the school day starts, the bustle and hustle of a preschool hits me like a train :) the kids start trailing in one by one, some crying and wailing because they don’t want to say goodbye to their moms and dads while others are screaming and laughing while climbing all over the playground. The day is long as we try to teach and love four year old bundles of pure undisturbed energy. Don’t get me wrong, there is probably nothing more rewarding that hearing your 4 year old student recite back to you a bible verse or song that you taught them yesterday, but it is tiring indeed. I hope that more and more people (especially parents and guardians) start to realize the value and beauty in early childhood education. I know I have. We have the amazing chance to change the way 2-5 year old children see the world that God made for them. We spend 8 hours with them for 5 days a week and if we do nothing else at all year, I pray that God would use our words and our actions to make them understand that they are beloved… loved endlessly and magically by an all powerful Father in heaven.
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I could get used to this working-cooking-for-one life :)
Once every year for three years now :) let’s keep this going #tyronewells (at Neptune Theatre)
I thank God that He’s given you this beautiful talent #tyronewells #speechless @jinnabon (at Neptune Theatre)