Friday, November 12, 2010
The look on his face
when he shows his dad
the perfect score on his quiz.
The giggle in her voice
as she reads me
the funny part in her book.
The gasps around the circle
when the boy in the story
defeats the dragon by following the rules of magic.
Being called an angel
by a 10 year-old boy who is most certainly not one,
because I've helped him with his multiplication facts.
Hearing the clear, bell-like voices of fourth graders
as they sing the national anthem
to the assembled Veterans and family members.
Sometimes I wonder why I do this all-consuming job. And then I have a day like yesterday. My poem's five moments are all from one day -- yesterday. In math yesterday, we multiplied 25 x 20 -- my number of years teaching in Ohio times an average number of students in each class. (That's a lot of kids! A school building full!) Now take that number times 180 days in each of those years. And multiply all those days with perfect moments...why am I surprised that my heart feels so full?!?
Terri has the roundup today at Rub-A-Dub-Tub. Happy Friday!