"I learned some mad skills while I was in elementary school. You know, like tether ball skills, hockey skills, and mask making skills. .. I think it’s safe to say, if I hadn’t gone to elementary school, I would be, basically…UNskilled."
"This is the place in every good promotion speech where you quote someone famous. Here’s my quote: “The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time” said Abraham Lincoln. This says to me that experiences don’t come all at one time but a little piece each day. So, stop crying Mom! I’ll be right across the street. In fact, the junior high is even closer to home! Instead of recess, we’ll have “brunch”, doesn’t that sound smarter and more sophisticated? We’ll text, not talk. We’ll get our exercise going from class to class. We’re reaching that stage…teens. I’m sorry, it had to be said eventually.""So now that I am older, and not three years old anymore, I’m ready to leave Santa Clarita. I’m ready to get more responsibility, and of course, get that cell phone. But even when we become teenagers and start ignoring you, just remember that little boy who wanted to go to school more than anything in the world is still in there somewhere."
- Hearing "Hello Mrs. Peacock!" in unison from the class when I enter.
- Teaching art (which I know nothing about, but I can read...).
- Knowing exactly what my child is doing at all times of the day.
- Feeling like I'm a vital part of the school community.
- Spelling Bees.
- Impersonating great women in history: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Coco Chanel, Sally Ride, Pauline Cushman.
- Parent-teacher conferences.
- Fabulous people--administrators, office staff, teachers, parents, KIDS.
Things I Won't Miss:
- Making lunches, lunch boxes, etc.
- Chaperoning field trips.
- Parent politics. (this should be #1)
- School carnivals.
- Gift catalogs.
- The boxes of projects lining the walls in my office (still got 2 to finish up, though!)
- That parking lot!