Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Teacher Story (linky party)

        This summer I have really enjoyed linking up with the different parties and reading all about all of you out in blogland.  Today I have decided to join Janaye's linky party and share my teacher story.  Here goes:

        I guess my teaching journey began when my sister went to Kindergarten.  Apparently (I only remember the story because I was not even three years old at the time) my mom was bringing my sister to kindergarten and she was crying and didn't want to stay.  I, however, had already sat down and made a new friend and that was it.  I was hooked.  School was where I wanted to be.  Fast forward a few years to my own school experience and it was Heaven.  I was that  kid that brought home textbooks even when I didn't have homework so that I could teach my stuffed animals and Barbies everything that they missed while I was at school.  I played school with my brother until he purposely would do things to get sent to the "principal's office" (my mom) I guess I couldn't take a hint that he didn't want to play.  I don't remember ever wanting to do anything else.  There was a time when I thought I might like to moonlight in the summer as a beautician, but that didn't work out.  After all I earn those eight weeks off!!!  I had a few teachers that inspired my to be great some because they were great and others because they were AWFUL and I vowed to be nothing like them because no student of mine was going to have a year like I did.  But I really and truly feel that I was called into teaching.  I love what I do and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to teach for almost a decade.  I still can't believe it's been that long but that's completely beside the point :)  So that's it.  No frills, no chills, just me.
         So if you haven't had a chance to link up and share your story check out Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes and join the fun!!!


  1. I gotta say I was just like you too! Playing school all the time. My brother is 10 years older than me though so it was always my friends I played with. Luckily they all wanted to play. Yet I am the only one that turned out a teacher :)
    Third Grade Tidbits

  2. Playing school was definitely a highlight of my childhood as well. Thanks for sharing your story!

    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

  3. I know this is going to surprise you, but... I played school all the time too. I totally taught my stuffed animals everything from spelling to long division. After watching some friends flounder around with their careers, I think we are really lucky to just have always known what we wanted to do.
    The Teaching Thief