So I'm going to be an elementary school teacher. No surprises there. I think I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in Kindergarten. The idea of being able to control my classmates made me power hungry! Mwahahaha! Okay, not really. Anywho, now that I am getting oh so close to realizing my life dream, I've decided I should spend more time in the schools and seeing if this really is what my life dream is...or if I should change it. In order to accomplish this, I've spent some time in a 4th grade classroom. It's awesome! The kids say some of the funniest things sometimes! Here are just a few that have made me smile in the past couple of days:
STUDENT: "[Teacher], where are you going for Thanksgiving?"
TEACHER: "I'm just going to Spanish Fork this year."
STUDENT: "That's boring! You should go somewhere exciting. You should go to Nebraska!!!"
I love the fact that exciting to this child is Nebraska. Not New York, not California, not any myriad of foreign countries. Nebraska. Who knows? Maybe it is more exciting than I thought!
Here's another good one that was centered around my love life, or lack thereof:
TEACHER: "When you're done with your test, go hand it to Mrs. Williams. I mean, Miss Williams. She's not married yet."
STUDENT 1: "WHAT?!?! What do you mean she's not married?! She's so pretty and she's an awesome teacher! Why aren't you married yet?"
Why? Trust me girl, I wanna know the same thing!
STUDENT 2: "Maybe she doesn't want to be married yet."
STUDENT 1: "Don't be silly. Everyone wants to get married. I don't want Miss Williams to be lonely. Miss Williams, you should talk to my mom. She hooks everybody up! She just needs to know your personality! What's your personality like?"
My personality? Um..........
STUDENT 2: "Miss Williams can find someone for herself. She doesn't need your mom to find someone for her."
STUDENT 1: "My mom is really good at it. Just tell me what your personality is and I'll have her hook you up!"
Um...well, maybe once I figure out my personality I'll get back to you on that...
TEACHER: (smiling) "Okay, let's leave Miss Williams alone and get back to work."
Well, at least I know I can rely on my students to hook me up if nothing else works out! Even though being a teacher is ridiculously stressful, can you see why I'm excited to teach?