I went to university fully intending to get a degree in the arts and one day make it to Broadway or Hollywood. I never occurred to me that this was not possible, even though I couldn't sing and I have a funny voice, that was my dream. Then I took a puppetry class. For our final we wrote our own plays, made our own puppets and performed for a local elementary school. That was it, my moment of clarity. What I really wanted to do was this - teach. From the second I stepped out from behind the curtain and started a Q and A with the students about the performance, I was totally certain that I wanted to become a teacher. The students were so engaged in our play. When we showed them how we made the puppets they were in awe of us. I couldn't believe how excited they got over the prospect of getting to make their own puppets and when one of them said that he was going to be a puppeteer when he grew up I thought, "Wow, look at what influence one person can have over another." I was referring to the students having such an impact on me!
My colleges and family will tell you that from time to time I can be quite dramatic and I always find an excuse to do readers theater or dress up. My love for the theater and acting has never gone away, I just found something that I loved more ~ teaching!
My teammate and I dressed up for the 80th day of school!
That is how I accidentally became a teacher and how I came to the title of my blog.
This is my spring break and I am hoping to take an actual break, no planning, no thinking about school, just some relaxing with the fam! We'll see how long that lasts!
Also since nobody commented about questioning I guess that no one gets a copy of this wonderful book. So I am giving it to my sister who will be adopting her first child from Thailand this summer! Maybe I'll try to get some more followers before I have another giveaway or maybe a better prize : )