Our World Tuesday: So Begins a New Chapter


From January 29, 2012
From January 29, 2012
From January 29, 2012
From January 29, 2012
I started my first full day on Topsail taking photos of familiar things even as I was thinking through the coming days of teaching a new curriculum in a new school in a new state and--most important--to new students. It is good, as I regroup, to take account of what is familiar and beloved as I take this leap forward. Before I hit the beach, I read students' essays on something they are proud of that was assigned to them last week (the semester started before I got here, and this was assigned to them by a different teacher). They are proud of themselves, their mothers and fathers, their siblings, or nothing at all, thank you very much and here's how I'm not proud in five brilliant paragraphs. Or one. Oops. I started my walk thinking about kids who are open and honest and vulnerable and ready to be liked and taught. I hope I live up to their expectations. 

 Our World Tuesday

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  1. I so miss teaching! Lovely memories, than k you!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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  2. You are 1 brave lady Sandy - but no fear, you will astound them, and yourself.
    Good luck in your new school and area my friend.

    Just love these photos, perfect.

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  3. You'll do just fine as a teacher, just love them...

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  4. Good luck! Hope this chapter in your life is a joyous one!

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  5. I'm certain you'll surpass their expectations.

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  6. I do agree with Myrna, you will surpass their expectations and I have no doubt whatsoever that this will be the best school year ever for all of you! I am so excited and happy for you, your daughter -- and your students!

    Sylvia

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  7. Wonderful! Yes you do.

    xo

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  8. Anonymous2:56 PM

    You'll meet and surpass their expectations. Good luck to you!

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  9. This is SO exciting! And I feel very privileged to walk the beach with you and hear your thoughts. I feel that the future is gonna be OK with teachers like you. BTW, I shared this post on my FB page. Perhaps a teachers site or magazine would LOVE to publish this with your lovely shots, SANDY-

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  10. Best of everything to you, daughter and your new students! I envy you living so close to the ocean! Your outlook is bright so I am sure the students and YOU will have a great ending the school year.

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  11. Wonderful shots. Love the variety.

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  12. you will . You are a nice gal :)

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  13. You will meet and exceed their expectations. Break a leg girl. How exciting to start a new job in a new area in a new year. The trifecta of life. Things are aligning perfectly. I hope your sweetl little girl is adjusting so well.

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  14. I am sure you will!! Just stay open to all the possibilities!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. You will Sandy!! No doubt!!

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