May 28, 2013
by Sarah Zimmerman
Blog #4 - May 27, 2013
This is it… the final blog! Although the school year isn’t over, as a senior, my year is coming to an end.
I had always wanted to be a teacher. I would sit in my basement teaching imaginary students, but within the last 5 years that dream had changed. I had many other ideas of what I would want to “be when I grew up,” as some would put it. But, as I finished up last week, there was a little spark of that dream of being a teacher.
As I talked about in the last blog, the improvement the students have made is just unbelievable! Seeing this change and how much we have helped them is so rewarding! It was the feeling of helping the students and seeing results that brought back my dream of becoming a teacher.
Now, I can’t say I wake up every morning thinking yes, I will be a teacher one day. Rather, I do things in my every day life where I see the part of me that wants to be a teacher.
Okay, back to extended day… So, I would like to thank everyone for such a wonderful learning experience. Mrs. Justyna, Mrs. Schultz, Mrs. Ransome, and Mrs. Ozuna, I can’t thank you enough for all you have taught me. Oh, and I cannot forget the students. Thank you all for being our (the teachers’) inspiration; it’s your hard work that makes us enjoy extended day.
So, on my last day at extended day the students all gave out a light sigh and an “awww” when they found I was leaving. I had made real connections with the students, but it seemed as though they weren’t too interested in the fact that I was leaving. But, as each student left the room I was given my own personal goodbye, thank you, and even a hug. With the smiles on their faces, I knew we were doing something right!
Not only have I impacted extended day, but extended day has impacted me. If there is one thing these students taught me, it’s try, try, and try again (they never give up)!
Sayonara extended day!!!
To see my other posts, click on:
Scarlett Extended Day – Sarah’s 3rd Post
Scarlett Extended Day – Sarah’s 2nd Post
Scarlett Extended Day – Sarah’s 1st Post