Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What I Love About Working In An Elementary School.....

As most of you know, I am a secretary in an elementary school. I'm so blessed to work in one the best schools in our district. We have very few discipline problems. Our school has scored the highest or second highest in test scores for several years. There are 570 sweet little darlings that enter our building each morning bright eyed and bushy tailed looking for another day of learning!
This afternoon as I was driving home, I was thinking about how blessed I am to have worked in the same place for the last 15 years. I was also thinking of the reasons why I love my job. Now don't get me wrong. There are days I want to get in my car and go home at 8:00 in the morning. Most of the time it's rather busy in the office You never know what each new day will bring in the door! One thing is for sure - there is never a dull moment!
Tonight I decided to list some of the reasons why I love working in an elementary school.

What I love about working in an elementary school:

  1. Fat Free Chocolate Milk every morning for breakfast
  2. The sound of the children’s voices blending as they say the “Pledge of Allegiance” each morning. – mispronounced words and all.
  3. The feel of little boy heads that have a new haircut.
  4. That sweet smile when you tell them they are handsome with their new haircut – (See #3.)
  5. No one really notices when you spill your drink on your pants or blouse first thing in the morning. By the end of the day, half of the school will have something on their clothes too.
  6. Sloppy Joes and tater tots – I never had them as a child. Mom didn’t fix things like that at our house.
  7. Those gapped tooth grins. Somebody always has their two front teeth missing!
  8. I can giggle out loud and no one thinks it’s unusual.
  9. The amazed expressions on the faces of students that see me at Wal-Mart. Some really do think I live at school. Several even ask where the principal is at….. Like we only travel together in a bus…..
  10. Those little arms that appear from behind you and wrap around your legs, neck, or whatever they can reach, to give you a hug each morning. That's why I go to work on days that I feel like staying home.



Diane@Diane's Place said...

I'm glad God has placed people like you with a heart for children in our schools. I love kids but I don't have the patience to deal with them every day, and I KNOW that's not where my gifts lie. God bless you, Lesa. :o)

Hope all is well with you and you're coping okay until your surgery. Praying for you, dear friend.

Love and hugs,


Anonymous said...

What a lovely post. Now I wish you worked at Sinking Fork so that my boys would have you at their school! Hopefully there are people there just as good to them as you are to the kids at your school.