I Got It!One of the things I love about my job, and I am sure all teachers can relate, is when a student "gets it". I used to teach English, and I loved when I could help students become better writers. Now that I teach elementary pe, when my students "get it" it is completely different than in the classroom.
This week we are practicing throwing and catching the frisbee. You would think every kid would know how to do it, but there are so many kids at my school that don't know how to do so many things that most of us take for granted. I believe it's because so many parents aren't playing with their kids in the back yard and teaching them basic skills.
Yesterday I was working with this little girl and teaching her how to throw the frisbee. She was throwing it up in the air, and it would pretty much come straight back to her. When she finally threw it straight, she got the biggest smile on her face that stayed there for a couple of minutes. It was awesome and the pride she felt was incredible. A few minutes later she says to me, "How do you know how to do all the things you teach us?" It was so cute.
So my days consist moments like these, and I am thankful for them! Teaching a child something new is priceless.
tallmama 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 May 18, 2012