Monday, June 17, 2013

Don't forget...

Very recently I had the opportunity to fill in for two days as a summer school principal at a K-6 elementary building in our district. Now, if you are a reader of my blog, you know I taught at the high school level and was a junior high administrator, so I don't have a lot of experience working with younger students. This past year has been wonderful because I've been afforded the opportunity to work K-12 district-wide, which means I can visit any of our schools on a daily basis, including our elementary schools!

During these two days at the elementary school I got to eat breakfast and lunch with the students, I got to listen to students explain to me a story they are reading, I helped arrange some construction projects, I walked three students home, and I got to play an intense game of basketball with some very talented young basketball players.

Most importantly, I got a great reminder of what it's like to be a kid. I got a great reminder of what an exciting time of their life these elementary students are experiencing. I got a refreshing and wonderful reminder of the innocence that kids have, and the nonjudgmental attitude and mindset they approach life with.

I got a reminder of why I wanted and eventually entered the field of education...

There's nothing earth-shatteringly new with this blog post and I'm definitely not saying anything that's never been said before, but it's a simple reminder to not forget.

~ Onward and upward