Friday, December 12, 2008

Priceless


Tuesday (the 9th) was my last day in Kindergarten, my last day student teaching, my last day of college as I've known it.

I've reflected upon these three parts of my life, and have realized how priceless they have been.

  • Kindergarten: Tieing shoes, zipping coats, unscrewing my smile at the end of each day---a tough and tiring 8 weeks.
Getting to spend everyday with hilarious little kids...PRICELESS.



  • Student Teaching: Paying tuition to do everything a teacher does, planning lesson plans upon lesson plans, having to teach someone else's way---frustrating.

Getting 6th graders to pose in different ballet positions---PRICELESS




  • College: Gaining the experience of living with a roommate (very first one) who would show me her dandruff crumbled up in her hand...disgusting. Being required to take random, and sometimes pointless, classes...funny.
Graduating with a Bachelor's Degree tomorrow morning... PRICELESS


8 comments:

kimpg3 said...

Congrats Mel!!! You are amazing, and I'm jealous. I hope I can get a bachelors degree when I grow up! I'm so excited for you....enjoy!!!

-Kim

Leslie said...

Hey Mel, Paul and I could not be more excited for you!! Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment. We wish we could be there to celebrate with you!!
Enjoy~!
We love you and miss you. Good luck with the next exciting chapter of your life...

Nik said...

Congrats Mel! Now on to bigger and better things! And now you can teach your OWN way! :) That is as soon as you land a job, or maybe you already. Still....Congrats!

Katty said...

Congrats Mel!!! We are so proud of you. Sorry we couldn't come to your graduation, but we will see you next week.

Melissa said...

Congrats, little sister! You are going to be an amazing teacher. I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished - - thanks for setting such a great example for me. Love ya!

Jeep and Nisha's Family said...

I'M SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR BLOG!!! I miss you so much and am glad for the much-needed updates. Good luck with everything, and CONGRATULATIONS for graduating!!! Great accomplishment.

p.s. I have a kindergartener, and they some of the funniest things; thanks for sharing!

Kaitlin said...

Melanie! How are ya? Well I haven't seen or heard from you in quite sometime, but it looks like you have been keeping yourself busy! Congrats on graduating! Grandpa showed me your announcement and I was so happy for you! Love ya!

Kiana Don said...

MEL! OH FAVORITE COUSIN MELANIE! I AM SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR BLOG! I LOVE AND MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!