Day 235 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/ #SoCS Silent/Silence – There is always something to be grateful for.

 Being a part of  Linda Hill’s stream of consciousness makes my Saturday blog a different kind of blog.  It means instead of focusing on what repeatedly popped in my head, I need to focus on what popped in my head from her topic. A subtle difference but one I enjoy.                Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post. Have fun!

As is my usual goal I attempt to join my blog with her parameters. So here goes……   

As I closed my classroom door for the last time there was a silence. 

No longer will I hear the happy good mornings and good afternoons, because the room is silenced. 

No longer will I hear and say the pledge in the morning, with my students, because the room is silenced. 

No longer will I hear the morning school news station telling of the day’s events, because the room is silenced.

No longer will I hear my own voice teach the lessons I so enjoy, because the room is silenced.

No longer will I hear the funny conversations of my students mixed with the working lab chaos, because the room is silenced. 

No loner will I hear the goodbyes, the thank you for the lesson, or the see you tomorrow comments, because the room is silenced.

No longer will I meet with my work spouse to catch up, to design curriculum, or plan lesson sequences, because the room is silenced.   

No longer will I share information personal and school related with my core-mates, because the room is silenced. 

No longer will I hear the car traffic and conversations outside my door, because the room is silenced. 

This awareness is a reminder of the passing of the time I have spent teaching in this and other classrooms.   

While the actual occurrences have ceased, my memories remain. And the best thing about memories is that I get to hold on to the good ones and silence the ones I don’t wish to keep.

I am grateful for the  years I have spent in my chosen field. I am grateful for the time, in my youth, I spent as an aide in classrooms. I am grateful for the three years I spent teaching in a private school. I am grateful for the amazing student teaching experience I had before I had my own classroom. I am grateful for my interesting subbing days between finishing student teaching and getting my own classroom. I am grateful for the thirty-five years in my own classrooms. I am grateful for all the memories good and bad as they made me who I am. While my classroom is silenced my heart is not. It has been a great career

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Want to try your hand at the SoCS challenge? You can  Try your hand at Linda’s challenge.

For all the rules and to read how others interpreted this topic check out her site. There are so many wonderful bloggers who follow the SoCS and I try each week to visit one I haven’t read before.

 

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