Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I began today much like I did for the 8 years that I went there. I woke up around six o'clock in order to meet my dad to hitch a ride out. He teaches at the high school there so I wouldn't have to drive my pickup and use up my gas ( we all know how that turned out last time I had to go to class). The twenty minute ride out was much like it was back then. Listen to maybe twenty seconds of a song and he'd change it, then turn the volume off and sit there in silence; much like an athlete would preparing for a contest. I arrived and entered the new elementary. Although it's maybe half the size of the school before, it still holds the 100 or so students that attend comfortably. I walked in and had a great feeling about where I was and my purpose for being there. Students began to enter the class and of course were curious as to who I was, just as much as I was trying to guess who they were related to that I may know! They welcomed me and were eager to learn about me and once they found out I was had their same teacher, went to the same school, and was best friends with her son we had an immediate friendship. The rest of the day I helped them with work as they prepared for state testing. The funniest part was when I was moving about the room and took a seat next to a boy who had missed part of the morning. This was during a review for science when he kept glancing at me. Finally he whispered to me "Hey." "Yes," I replied. He followed "I'm part German," and smiled. I couldn't help but laugh and knew I was in the right place!