Monday, September 16, 2019

SCHOOL DAYS

 Schools are in full swing. Another year. And I'm remembering.
For twenty-two years I taught children in elementary school. And they taught me. Now I'm enjoying the retirement world.

Sometimes, when I go shopping, I meet a former student. It's really funny how they always recognize me, but I seldom know who they are. They've changed a lot from the nine or ten year old I remember. I guess I haven't changed that much. But seeing my little students now taller than me, many of them  married with a family, it seems impossible.

It's neat to see that some of them are now teachers. Doctors. Lawyers. And in other professions. 

Also, in small towns, like where I live, in the fall, football is king. There are other sports, of course, like volleyball, but football is the most popular, it seems. Every Friday evening the stadium is filled with cheering parents, grandparents, and spectators cheering for our team to win. They've started out good. Lots of games to go.

Thank you for strolling down memory lane with me.

GO HAWKS!


14 comments:

  1. Enjoy your retirement Beverly, I suppose being a teacher the pupils and teacher learn from one another.
    Never thought of it that way before.
    Enjoy your week.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I am enjoying retirement, Yvonne. And yes, teachers learn a lot from their students, at least I did. Each child is different. What works for one might not work for another. Same with teachers.

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  2. It must be rewarding to run into former students and see how they've grown as a person.

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    1. It is, Alex. They do grow in age and abilities. Exciting to me them again.

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  3. That's great that you see some of your students around town.

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  4. Memory lane is always so much fun. I bet you were a wonderful teacher, Beverly!

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    1. Ah, yes, Karin. I don't know about being a wonderful teacher but I enjoyed it and I hope the students did too. None of the ones I've met as an adult said anything bad about me. :)

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  5. I hope they are still bringing you apples.

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    1. Ha, ha! Good one, Powdered Toast Man. No, they haven't. Maybe one day ...

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  6. I can imagine you must run into quite a few former students. It is always easier for them- as adults change, but not nearly as much as kids do. Must be interesting to see where life takes them. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It sure is interesting to meet former students, Jess, and see what they're doing now. My teaching years were good. I enjoyed them.

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