I had two sets of two college students come visit in my classroom a few weeks ago. These are students who are enrolled in the education program at our local University. I was delighted that they were going to be in my room, even though each group only stayed for 30 minutes. –How you’re supposed to get any feel for the life of a teacher in 30 minutes is completely hysterical to me, but I suppose these kids have to start somewhere.-
Anyway, being as I LOVE teachers I welcomed these young sprouts into the room and encouraged them to talk to my students about what they were doing.
The first set of college folks was comprised of a young lady and a young man. When they arrived in my classroom we were just beginning to write our letters in our journals. This is not an ultra exciting activity, I get that, but what happened next makes me laugh out loud every time I think about it.
I gave my welcome to them and encouraged them to walk around and talk to the children. The young man made his way across the room to one of my cherubs who was not working at all.
My teacher brain was thinking, “Oh great. Of course you’d pick that child at THIS moment. Oh, well this is reality at its finest.”
So, the young man knelt down beside her table and inquired, “And what are you doing today little girl?”
To which she replied, “I’m just trying to look adorable.”
Welcome to teaching my friend!