Sunday, September 11, 2011

Whew!, three weeks in and we are busy, busy, busy in our Dual Language Kindergarten Program!  We are blessed to have the biggest kindergarten in our entire district!  Our classes are full, but our kids are really making progress and the craziness that is part and parcel of the beginning of any kindergarten year is beginning to subside!  I haven't blogged in a while, as you can imagine, with classes overflowing, the many things we kindergarten teachers have to do at the start is magnified with each new precious little face.  So with arriving early and staying extra late each day, I haven't had the energy to blog in the evening.

With this being the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, I am recalling the day when I stood in the center of my kindergarten classroom in Katy, Texas, and another teacher came in to whisper in my ear what was going on.  I realized how protected we are within the four little walls of our classroom, I was doing what I love, meanwhile, the world outside was forever changing.  The principal put a little TV in our lounge, and during lunch we saw the first images of what was happening...we sat in silence, confused, and bewildered.  Who would do such a horrendous thing?
But as teachers, our lives are centered around children, they are the reason we come to work everyday and endure the endless paperwork, meetings, and  other undesirables of the job.  They are the future and we touch their lives everyday.  I love this quote from Ken Robinson on Ted Talks, I think it speaks to our indelible impact on children..."everyday our children spread their dreams beneath our feet...we should tread softly on them."
Have a blessed week!