I must say, even though I’ve gone through daylight savings twice before, it still seems equally as confusing. It’s only 9pm, but my body is telling me it’s 10. Don’t get me wrong, the extra hour is nice. But I know I’ll be feeling all sorts of jet-lagged this coming week.
Last week wasn’t the best of weeks. It was very hectic and completely exhausting. I fortunately had the chance to partake in a fun and life-changing activity. Junior Achievement.
For those that have known me since 2nd grade, it was pretty apparent how much I loved (and still love) school. I had amazing teachers from elementary classes to college courses, and for the longest time, I really had my sights set on being a teacher.
But of course, as time passed, many things changed and I was brought down a different path during college. Good ol’ supply chain. To this day, I still believe I’d truly enjoy decorating classrooms and being around 3rd graders all day every day. There’s something so incredible just being around a child’s energy. The innocence and pure happiness make me nostalgic. How I wish my cares & troubles in the world could be as simple as a 3rd grader’s.
Luckily, I was presented with an opportunity to teach 4th graders for the rest of the year. Obviously I jumped on this opportunity- who wouldn’t? Even though it’s only 5 sessions (and I’ve already got one down), I am completely confident it will make the remainder of 2011 overly pleasant.
My class is one of about 24 students. The classroom is lovely and much more advanced than when I was an elementary tot. Thank you, technology. I’m slowly learning that kids are much more “in tune” to things that I definitely wouldn’t have kept tabs on as a youngin’. Instead of giving examples like Barbie Dolls and Tonka trucks, they were much more interested to talk about iPhones and the Kardashian sisters. My my, how times have changed.
Either way, it feels good to be a kid again.