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 

antenna.


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 

smell.


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

anyhow--

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

classroom

kids!


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: www.twowritingteachers.wordpress.com. Feel free to join me! It's a great way to keep story threading throughout your brain each day.
        









4 comments:

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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