Thursday, October 2, 2008
Teachers are people too!
This is a cute little anecdote from my day. On Thursdays, I take a graduate class at the university close to my school. I usually have to rush out the door with the children to get there on time. Today, when we were cleaning up from our extended day activity, the kids noticed that I was wearing my jacket and a backpack. "Look," they said, "Ms. Peace has a backpack." They were obviously very impressed. I said, "Yes, I have my backpack on because I have to go to school." One of the students asked, "To teach school or to go to to school, like go to school?" I told them that I was a student and I said, "Do you want to see my book?" "Yes," they all replied in unison. I pulled a giant textbook on English Grammar (I'm working towards an ESL extension) out of my bag and showed them a few pages. "OOOOOOOOHHHHHH" they said marvelling at the size of the book and the minuscule print. I honestly think that some of them have never seen a book like that before.