a series of things that I know now…but didn’t know then

Standard

children crave structure and so do I

we never arrive and I still haven’t

lists really can help but you need to remember where you put the list

if you want to go outside on a glorious day just go outside and connect it to something academic

happiness is getting box on your doorstep with a funny picture book and that Amazon is sweet,simple and one

                  of my best friends

don’t overbook, don’t overbook, don’t overbook or you will start to feel crazy, loony and just a tiny bit mad

kids always want to tell you important things and it is always important to listen

sometimes it is nice to lend your whistle to little boys who sometimes need to know they are important and will

                 someday remember that you did 

we can wish and hope and pray, but some families never go to recovery or get help to learn how to parent; it is an 

                uneasy acceptance

tootsie rolls in a drawer can get you through the hard times and friends who listen are like golden goodness

the life of a teacher during a school year cannot be understood unless you are fortunate to be one

teachers crave peace, delight in sunny outside recess day, love when they see children delighting in a book while they wait for their ride at the end of the day, love with passion and have knowing and understanding eyes

Thirty-eight years can feel really short, when you graduate in 2014.  

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About ...never ending story

lifelong teacher who is semi-retired (does this sound better?) who loves God, family and laughing... who hates social injustice... who wants to write every day... who needs to exercise every day... who blog hops... who wants to live her everyday life led by her savior, Jesus Christ!

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  1. The line “the life of a teacher during a school year cannot be understood unless you are fortunate to be one.” Amen to that! I am very fortunate to be a teacher but I do wish more people understood. Your words today seem to be such a common thread. BTW it’s Snickers in my drawer! 🙂

  2. the life of a teacher during a school year cannot be understood unless you are fortunate to be one

    teachers crave peace, delight in sunny outside recess day, love when they see children delighting in a book while they wait for their ride at the end of the day, love with passion and have knowing and understanding eyes

    I loved your list Nanc, I could have repeated it all here. 🙂

  3. Great list, Nanc. Such great words of wisdom and even though I’m not a teacher, I have come to understand more by listening to each of you through your slices.

  4. Nanc, this is the line that made me laugh out loud – “tootsie rolls in a drawer can get you through the hard times” (I polished off a bag last week and vowed to not buy any more for awhile!) “Friends who listen are like golden goodness,” thank goodness for those friends. And finally this line, “lists really can help but you need to remember where you put the list.” I had a student ask today, “Do you always lose things?” I looked at him and sheepishly admitted, “Yes!”

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