Sitting on the bus, riding back from an almost all day field trip in the sun, one of my first graders and I were chatting.
He looked over and asked, "Mrs. S. what are you going to be when you grow up?"
"Great question." I replied, rejoicing in the idea that my students feel I teach because it is fun, and not because it pays the bills. "Let me think about it for a minute."
G, "I'm waiting...."
"Got it! I would like to be the Secretary of Education when I grow up because I want to make sure learning is great for every kid." Feeling proud of myself for that teacher of the year kind of answer, I smiled and looked his way, with visions of Arne Duncan dancing around my mind.
|Secretary Arne Duncan and I at Mom Congress.|
Thanks G, thank you.