“School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside,” Lon Watters.
This fall when students return to the classroom, I will be going back full-time as well.
I’ve been on a bit of a break for the last several years. Teaching part-time has allowed me time to write two books, one of which is published. I haven’t given up on the other one. And don’t plan to.
But now it’s time to get back behind a different desk.
Last week, my husband and two of our granddaughters painted the four walls of my new classroom, a different color on each wall. Blue, green, orange, yellow.
Colors affect attitudes and attention spans.
I’m excited about books we plan to talk about and even sentences we’ll diagram. (Yes, some teachers still teach that. And I’m glad to teach where grammar is considered important.)
I’m excited about the lives I’ll get to know.
I plan to still continue speaking in this community, but it looks like once a week going forward is a more reasonable expectation for myself.
Many thanks to my faithful readers. Prayers for those in the classrooms of America in this year of COVID will be much appreciated.
28 Replies to “Back to School: A New Season”
Blessings and prayers for all the students, teachers and volunteers and families.
Amen and thank you, Melissa. God bless!
God bless you as you impact the next generation!
Thank you, Ava. God bless!
After a long career as a teacher, I’ve continued to teach part time after retirement and it’s been such a blessing to be involved in the lives of young people. They are our future. I used to keep a quote by Christa McAuliffe on my office wall. She said, “I touch the future. I teach.” I pray God will bless you in this new and challenging journey. Thank you for touching the future in a positive way.
I remember that quote too. Thank you for your prayers, Katherine. God bless!
Best wishes as you go back to the classroom!
Thank you, Kristen. God bless!
I love diagramming sentences. 🙂 Praying for the teachers and students who are returning back to school. Great job on the one book, and I know you’ll get the other one done, too. 🙂
Thank you, Marcie. Diagramming teaches English better than sentence trees can. God bless!
I prayed for students, your family, and you. Have a great year making a difference with the gifts God has given you.
Thanks so much for praying, Jeannie. God bless!
Blessings as you head back to school. I love that you painted the walls different motivating colors. They really do impact us!!
Thank you, Jessica. We’ll see what the students think! God bless!
Your colorful room sounds great! Best of luck this year.
Thank you, Josie! God bless!
My prayers are with students and teachers at this precarious time. My daughter is a teacher and I retired as a teacher, so I’ve got a stake in this, too. The Lord’s hand be upon all involved in education.
Thank you for your prayers, June. God bless!
God bless you as you return to the classroom! Your students will be greatly blessed by the expertise you bring to the subject. We look forward to reading you weekly! Take care, Nancy!
Thank you, Melinda. God bless!
Praying for the students and teachers to have a great and safe year. Thanks for reminding us.
Thanks, Yvonne. Prayers are appreciated! God bless!
Homeschooling is the new thing! May God bless you and the kiddos.
Homeschooling is great too but not for everyone. And we’ll be doing virtual teaching for some kiddos too. Thank you, Lisa. God bless!
Nancy, the Watters quote is amazing! Praying all goes well as you head back to teach full-time.
Thank you, Karen. Prayers appreciated! God bless!
I pray God’s richest blessings as you endeavor to do His will. Young people today do need to learn proper grammar, it’s a lost art.
I was looking through the book today and ran across the diagrams. Thanks, Norma. God bless!