This seems to be the happiest time of the year for Ms Millie as I turn the door knob to enter the classroom where I will be meeting 15-18 new friends. I admit I do get a little nervous but once I see their adorable faces and inquisitive eyes I am excited and smile my biggest smile. Julie introduces me to the first graders and then explains to me what they will be learning and where I can be of help. This class is composed of 6-7 year old children and they have just begun to write and learn about punctuation.
I feel honored to be involved once again at Marlowe Elementary. It is like my second home and I feel so comfortable in this role. When I think that it has been seven years since that wonderful day back in 2003. That is when my friend Merrily asked if I would like volunteer for her at Marlowe. There have been so many wonderful changes that it has made in my life.
The best part is that I have met and bonded with many, many children throughout these seven years. Each child has made an imprint in my mind and many have touched my heart, too. I am fortunate to have class pictures hanging on my wall right near my computer and I can always look back and remember each wonderful child. The first students are now in middle school looking like young men and young ladies, that they are.
These children are our future ambassadors, educators, scientists, doctors or whatever they might choose. And I am happy to know that I played a tiny part in their beginning years of education.
This will be another wonderful school year at Marlowe. I just love making all these new little friends!
Current Mood: Esctatic