Thursday, March 26, 2015

Teaching Teddy Bears-March 26 Slice of Life Challenge: 26/31 #SOLC15

Teaching Teddy Bears

First, I asked for an easel,

and then I set it up,

right next to the tv set--

with the bunny-eared 


Santa brought 

me other things--

a small ironing board,

and an iron.

A small doll with clothes.

Things that cost--

but were not dear to me.

I ran upstairs,

and snagged my teddy bears,

my bunny,

my kittens,

an old doll or two.

I propped them up

on the couch.

I grabbed the chalk,

white and pink

and green and orange,

with that horrible chalky 


I didn't care.

I was the teacher

and I had an audience,

God knows what I taught

my imagined pupils.

The cat, by then,

was long gone.

But I blathered on


that was what I imagined

from my own life in school--

that teachers should do!

And now,

each day,

as I swing wide my own

very real

classroom door--

they are my teachers!

We laugh,

we learn--we forge ahead,

a lifetime

of learning--

every day a new journey,

inspired by my



Slice of Life Challenge: 
For the month of March, I'm participating in a daily writing challenge, blogging, and posting, and reading other teachers' blogs. This challenge was started by two writing teachers, and can be found at their blog each day: Feel free to join me! It's a great way to keep story threading throughout your brain each day.


Chris said...

I can paint a picture clearly in my head of a little girl teaching to the teddy bears and other assorted animals. Teaching is a dream come true for you!

wahooliteracyteacher said...

What a wonderful slice! I was reminded of doing the same thing with my dolls and stuffed animals, too! Thank you for sharing!

Robin said...

For me it was a row of cabbage patch kids and I would read books to them. The life of a teacher starts young!

gael lynch said...

The life of a teacher sure does start young! And now, I can't imagine having enjoyed a better life!

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