As I pulled into the Marlowe Elementary parking lot, I could feel the excitement building and a smile forming. My exercise that I love and enjoy along with learning to play the keyboard and carry a tune are fun and challenging but working with the children is by far the most up-lifting and rewarding experience for me. It seems that nothing else compares with the welcome smiles on their cute faces, their trusting eyes looking me over. My new children in Tammy’s class are comprised of fourteen boys and four girls. Most have recently turned six years of age and the rest are five.
When I called each one out to my little table and chairs, I always ask about their birthdays and if they know the month and day. Only half knew the exact date, the others knew the month but not the day. I ask them about their siblings and a few were an only child while one told me “his Mom was thinking about making a baby brother for him,” one of these days. Their answers are priceless and I am beaming. Try volunteering with children to feel this marvelous glow. There are so many children in so many schools that would love to have a volunteer care abut them. Guaranteed you will not be forgotten.
So once again Ms Millie is back at my favorite school and looking forward to a great year helping my new friends adjust, learn and grow. Kindergarten is always the most fun!
Current Mood: Playful