6.27.2013

Living my dream.

The last week of school is always an emotional roller coaster. It is a mixture of exhaustion, eagerness, celebration, sadness, pride, and happiness. Through it all, one thought stands out in my mind more than any other: I am living my dream. I get to teach the most amazing seven and eight year olds smack dab in the middle of New York City.

These kids live and breathe our community and how it has evolved over time. They know the history of the Brooklyn Bridge; they can recite facts about the caissons and explain how the main cables were spun. They understand the importance of converting old spaces into new parks. They navigate the subway system and plan our field trips with the least amount of stops and transfers. And most importantly, they are excited about their learning. It is an honor to get to work with these kids every day, and I could not feel more blessed to be head over heels in love with what I do.
I am living my dream. My first five years in the classroom were amazing, and I cannot wait for many more to come. 

All photos were taken during our field trips the last week of school- walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, playing in Brooklyn Bridge Park, getting ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, eating lunch at Pier 15 in Manhattan, and riding the Zephyr around Manhattan. 

1 comment :

  1. Congrats on finishing another year of teaching. I've spent nearly three years teaching at a preschool on the UWS and I feel so lucky to have spent time in that area with my kids. We don't take them on nearly as many trips as you do, but I think it's the age. We still spent many a day going on nature walks and playing in local parks, so we were able to get a little taste of the community.

    The Rambling Fangirl

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