My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

My Favorite Teacher

My favorite teacher was Miss Simms, who was my 3rd grade teacher. I had always wanted to be a teacher and play acted it while I was growing up but she was my idea of the perfect teacher. She really loved us and we knew it. I was always ahead of everyone else in spelling and reading so I remember she gave me lots of enrichment activities to challenge me. I was never bored in her class but the extra work she gave me was fun and not busy work. At every chance she got, she encouraged me to read and broaden my horizons with new vocabulary and reading skills. She was so full of praise for us and made each of us feel like we were the most important thing in the world to her. That is when I just knew I really wanted to be a teacher and would work towards this dream no matter what it took.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

She sounds wonderful!

heather said...

How great you knew what you wanted to do so young.. What a huge impact she had on your life!!

Jane said...

And how wonderful that you achieved what you set out to do! I had grand ideas but never made them real :o)

Laura Lou said...

Interesting how third grade teachers seem to be so influential. My daughter, sister-in-law, niece, (all second grade teachers), and my own experience has been that third grade is a weak-link around here. That level seems to attract the worst of teachers. It is so hard to pass second graders on to "the black hole" where they may forget everything. My daughter is changing to third grade this year and hopes to reverse the trend.