Day Eight in the Big Time Literacy Blogging Challenge. Michelle provides prompts, or we can choose our own. The idea is to Just Write.
How did I end up in education?
The earliest memory I have of wanting to be a teacher is from when I was in kindergarten. My teacher, Mrs. Rheinheimer, had a loft in her room. I had never seen such a magnificent thing before. I loved it and did not get to play in it often enough. She introduced the alphabet with blow-up alphabet people.
She was such a lovely lady.
By the end of kindergarten I said that I would grow up and be a teacher--so that I could go back and play in the loft and with those alphabet people.
All the way through school I said I would be an elementary school teacher.
That's it. Just the way it was. No questions, not even trying out different professions (except for that time in fourth grade when I wanted to go to clown school).
I had several great teachers along the way--Mrs. Burkholder, Mr. Warkentine, Mrs. Franco, Mrs. Woodworth, Mrs. Huxman. Each one has played a part in what kind of a teacher I am today.
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I am so glad I'm here.
Thanks, Michelle for another writing prompt.