Today my team teacher/good friend told me that she had a *heart flutter* for me. So I got the idea, that maybe she would like to be a guest blogger! She said yes!
First, I want to tell you a little bit about Kris. She is my Yoda. She is my voice of reason. She is my sounding board. She knows my weaknesses, my fears and has caught many of my tears. Most of all she is my friend and so much more.
We started teaching 4th grade together six years ago and have lots of stories to tell. We work well together and where I have weaknesses, she is has strength and visa-versa. Every Friday we celebrate making it through the week with a breakfast burrito and a frappacino. Best. Part. Of. The. Week!
|Rival colleges and annual College Friday Kickball game.|
You know the kid. The one that won’t stop talking. The one that can’t sit in his seat for more than 15 seconds at a time. The one that always has a story to tell you about his weekend, and insists on telling you about it at the most inconvenient time. The one that always brings some memento to school from ______, even though he’s been told repeatedly not to bring toys to school. The one that NEVER has his spelling packet turned in on time. The one that consequently stays in from PE or recess to finish that assignment every week.
So there we were in my classroom, just the two of us. I was grading papers, and he was working away on the spelling packet, music playing from the Pandora Frank Sinatra Station on my computer. Suddenly I heard a voice quietly singing “What a Wonderful World” along with Louis Armstrong. It was a surprisingly sweet voice that was even on key! I listened for a few lines, not really sure what to say or do. I don’t think he even remembered that I was still in the room. Pretty soon I said, “It makes me happy that you know this song.”
He replied, “Oh, I have Louis Armstrong on my iPod. I really like him.”
Every once in a while a *heart flutter* happens when I least expect it. THAT is why I love teaching.