I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...
"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Never Work a Day in Your Life
This student poster is now the background on my phone - it serves as a reminder of viewing teaching as a vocation, not a job. It is something I truly love; therefore, I'm not really working, am I?
I am so grateful to have had my group of 21 4th graders this past year - we've had our ups and downs, but we made it. And today, they were so generous with their notes and gifts of gratitude.
Here are some of my favorites:
- In an acrostic poem, one student wrote for O (in Miss Foyle), "obliviously fun" - I think she meant obviously, but I can see how oblivious might work too.
- One student gave me a cactus, which reminded me of my time in Arizona. (And it also made me quite excited because I will be less likely to kill that kind of plant!)
- I received a few delicious treats, including peanut butter/chocolate kiss drop cookies, sour gummy bears, and non-pareils (like snowdrops I buy at the movie theater but better because they are Ghiradelli).
I feel so blessed to be able to get up each morning and spend my day doing something I enjoy so much with such lovely co-workers and students.
I'm loving it!