Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers
How are you? Without a classroom? How are you? I’m fine! I’m good! It’s weird, It’s different. But I’m good. I am in constant wonderment of the teachers around me My eyes are teary because I don't want to sound dramatic, but elementary school is magic Little people walk through the doors Each morning -- Hundreds of them The first day, they are dressed up --- Bows in their hair, little ties, dresses, tutus Even the 5th graders are dressed up -- Dressed up by dressing down just so casual Oldest in the school now, leaders -you can tell by the way they walk and talk I don't want to sound dramatic, but elementary school is magic And the littlest ones, New to school, they look for their kindergarten teacher Who greets them, of course, like they are The one they have been waiting for (because they are the ones they have been waiting for. All 20 of them) First graders hug their kindergarten teacher from last year before walking down the big kid hall They carry their backpacks and their breakfasts on little trays They look happy. They look worried. They look excited. They look nervous. A fifth grader walks by, looks at her friend, and all around the hall "I've missed this place." she says, shaking her head with joy. I don't want to sound dramatic, but Elementary school is magic I spend my days popping in and out, slices accumulating in my tired brain…. A second grader looks at me with utter confusion, each word emphasized with a furrowed brow. "Who are you?" A kindergartner makes plans for catching the gingerbread man who got away today. "I have a cage. I can build a security camera." A fourth grader says "Can you help me spell division?" and then in almost a whisper, "Are you H. Thought's mom? I'm Abby from school. I started a new school now." I walk with a first grade class to recess a sweet boy talks to me about his star wars game, He quietly grabs my hand as we walk I don't really know him yet, but I love him. I don't want to sound dramatic, but Elementary school is magic
4 thoughts on “Slice(s) of Elementary”
very cute poem! glad you love your job so much 🙂 I also enjoyed the repetitive line!
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Welcome to the magic!
Enjoy every magical moment, my friend!
I am new to the magic, but I can’t wait to see what all is out there! This inspires me and gets me excited about my future in education! https://livelaughlo18.blogspot.com/