Saturday, August 16, 2008

a great way to start the year...

Well there is now one week in the history books for the 08-09 year. Here on Saturday morning I am kind of in a daze in just how exhausting this week was. My team has 1st hour prep which I have now learned is the worse possible thing to have because it makes the afternoons sooooo long. Another factor adding to feeling beat up is that I am teaching 5 periods of Science this year and having to give the same lesson five times a day is very mentally draining.

But when I checked my email this morning I was given the most incredible inspiration I could ever imagine. Here is the email:
Hey Mr. S, I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You. My son James is in your second period class and on Friday he came home from school extremely excited. It seems you gave an in depth chemistry lecture about atoms and elements. Oh boy was he super interested. He in turn gave me and my wife the lesson all over again to tell us how cool chemistry is. I have to say that this is the first time ever he came home from school actually thinking about what he wanted to be when he grows up. Thank You Very Much!
I teach to hopefully inspire and if I was able to already do that the first week of school then I cannot wait to see what I am able to do for the next 175 days.


ms-teacher said...

That is absolutely the kind of thing teachers love to hear. Way to go!!

Mrs. T. said...

How sweet of the parents to write you and let you know.

Having had first period conference last semester, I have to say I kind of like it. That might be because I leave everything to the last minute, so having that time to prep in the morning was great for my procrastinating lifestyle... Hopefully you'll get used to the afternoons soon.