Today was a marathon day:
- full day of teaching
- meeting right after school
- PTO meeting
I left home around 6:15am. Here I am once again at about 9pm. But here is the moment that made today worth it all and it wasn’t even part of the school day:
I’m walking into the book fair we are having at school at about 3pm or so. As I was walking in, one of my kindergarten students was walking out with a bag of books and his father. Note that they are selling hand pointers at the book fair for some reason – to buy teachers, something for the kids to play school with at home, I don’t know. He saw me and so began the interaction:
Student: Hi Ms. Gallagher! Look what I got!
Me: What did you get?
Student: I got a pointer hand thing.
Me (smiling – I have a red one I use for teaching): Oh, just like mine, huh?
Me (curious to know what on earth he’ll use it for): What are you going to use it for?
Me: Oh I see. Very nice. What are you going to teach?
Student: When I grow up, when I get big, I’m going to be a Spanish teacher.
Amazing. Hilarious. I love it. I love that moment, I love that kid. He’s had a big change in behavior recently and has just been so fun. I think the whole Spanish thing was on his mind too because I had his class at the end of the day, so it was fresh in his mind. Love it.