Thursday, September 20, 2007

IT'S OFFICIAL - I'm Back To School !!!!


The first day of school has ALWAYS been a landmark day for me. Even in first grade I remember being so excited that I could hardly sleep. I remember picking out my clothes and carefully putting them out for the next morning. The first day of school has always been a mix of pure joy, butterflies, and curiosity!

Things haven't changed!

Yesterday was my first day back at SCC. It was also the start of my 40th, yes 40th, year of teaching! I woke up at 1:30 in the morning and wished we could all get going at 2:30.
However, I was at SCC at 5:30 am and ready to do last minute organizing and prepare my color-coded Daily Bulletins (talking about daily goals, quote of the day "Never , never, never give up!", and a reminder about their homework assignment (interview questions to ask me).

We spent much of the first hour doing student interviews, having music on, and enough plants for a greenhouse! My room looked darn festive...if I do say so myself...and it was great to hear the chatter of their sweet voices!

Lots of former students stopped by and 20 of them are taking a new class from me. I am teaching Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Management, and Intercultural Communication! I love all of these subjects and learn lots of new things during each quarter.

For me, teaching is the best job in the world...very tough and challenging, tons of work, but the rewards are amazing!

I'm ready to head off to school in a few minutes, but I just feel so grateful that God has blessed me with a career that allows me to give to others! I wanted to share my JOY with you!

Love and HUGS to all who read this!

Have a great day! God Bless! Linda

3 comments:

LORIE said...

Hugs to you as well Linda. . . your students are just as grateful to have you as a teacher. . . I am sure. You have my dream job. . . .Communications professor. . . .we should talk about how I can make that come true. :-)

jessithompson said...

Having been one of your students before... I KNOW first hand what an amazing ride your students are up for whether they know it or not. Their lives will be touched and they will learn skills that will change their lives forever. What an incredible gift!

40 years in the classroom... wow... you inspire me.

I love you - you are an incredible teacher - your students are so blessed to have you as their teacher!

The Farrell Family said...

I pray that your students will see Jesus through you this school year. I love you and am proud of the impact that you have on the lives around you.

XOXO

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