It's nice to be back in the classroom again after a couple of years. I miss writing on the blackboard. I miss calendar time. I miss reading stories. I miss singing songs. I miss the bell ringing. I miss the apple for the teacher (or bouquet of dandelions). I miss the students' hunger for learning. I miss the teachable moments, the ones that you don't predict that pop up in the middle of a lesson (or at lunchtime or in gym class). I miss the smiles and hugs. I miss walking with a couple of students at recess. I miss being called "Mrs. Jonasson". Thank you, Grade 2's, for a wonderful day! It's good to be back!!!
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