Monday, August 29, 2011
A Life Of My Own
After all these years, I still get the itch,
right about now, to set up my classroom.
It can't be helped; it's in my fat cells.
The urge to staple red and orange leaves to the bulletin board, sharpen a fistful of #2 pencils,
prop up big bear by the bookcase,
fill the crayon bin to the brim,
lay out journals for emerging writers ~
is still alive.
Some of my dearest friends were second graders.
During my most recent excavation of papers, I found a newsletter from 1995 that our class put together.
We called it:
A CLASS NEWSLETTER
The theme for Vol. III was When I Grow Up.
This piece is from Anna, a yellow-haired, bright-faced girl from a large Russian family.
When I Grow Up
When I grow up I will travel to China and Russia. They are my favorite places in the world. The second thing I want to do is have a husband and kids. The third is to have a house that is blue and has yellow doors, windows, and has a lot of furniture. Like pink couches and gray walls. I would like to have a life of my own.
By Anna Sinistsky
Here's to Anna, pink couches and a life of her own...