I’m back in Ellenville, walking in my past remembering my steps in these halls as little kid, teenager and adult teacher. I still remember, even if it is hard to remember life as a first grader with a crazy normal school teacher who used a ruler and a dunce cap with a chair at the back of the classroom for the “dumb kids”. Good thing, those are not painful memories, just bizarre.
Now my history opens the past to me is surprising and wonderful ways. I never know who will walk toward me, take a double take and race toward me with a grin and hug. Usually I remember the face, but sometimes, I have to fake it. Mostly the face from the past appears.
Today I watched teachers teach and for the first three classes I could stay focused but by the 4th I was struggling. Actually, I forgot to eat lunch and by 2:00 I was almost passed out. So instead of celebrating my dad’s birthday for dinner he joined me for a late lunch at 4. He munched a waffle and strawberry ice cream.
Today I watched four teachers teach and I loved it.
Tomorrow it’s my turn to give the groups time to examine the CCSS and see that there’s nothing new under the sun! No biggie!
And then we take on informational texts together. I am salivating but first I need to take a walk through my materials just one more time. Of course I have more than time will allow for but more is better.
I’m so tired, but it’s good tired.
More Eville pictures to follow 🙂