Grade One Teacher by Victoria Pearse

My 21 boys and 4 girls were lining up to walk down the hall to the gym. As usual there were stragglers and talkers and pushers etc. Mrs. Pearse must’ve had a frown on her face because Nathan ( who didn’t turn 6 until Dec. 27!) looked at me and said, “You’re beautiful!”

Another voice from behind me said, “And we love you!” and then I felt a hug.

This is one reason why I teach! You never know what to expect and it is often funny and loving as only Grade One can be. I feel blessed every day to be a teacher even though most of my students’ parents say, “I don’t know how you do it.”

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