It is my first week teaching K-3! So far...SUCCESS. It is a learning experience for them and even more for myself. As always, there are delightful moments that are brought from children.
I am told that the students were very excited to hear they were going to be starting Art Class with Mrs. Salisbury. The whispering went through the tiny grapevine of school, winding through classrooms from desk to desk slipping down hallways finally settling into restless lines of students eager to spread the news. A new teacher is coming to teach art? Indeed there was, but who? News had spread from class to class and student to student. The children stricken with desire to be the first to inform their teacher of this new teacher, declared that her name was Mrs. Strawberry, or was it Raspberry?
Despite corrections from their classroom teacher informing them that it was not Mrs. Strawberry, the children came to class decidedly keen on their belief that surely their teacher was mistaken. I introduced myself as Mrs. Salisbury and class commenced. The children were delighted with art class, and upon leaving the room, one student, having missed the class "thank you," given in unison, hurried to catch up to the end of the line. As the student passed by on their way out of the room, I heard a small voice say very politely, "Thank you Mrs. Rosebury."
I shut my door and collapsed in laughter. It is little things like that that make my week.