Back to School: A New Season

“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.

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28 Replies to “Back to School: A New Season”

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. I prayed for students, your family, and you. Have a great year making a difference with the gifts God has given you.

  4. Blessings as you head back to school. I love that you painted the walls different motivating colors. They really do impact us!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. Praying for the students and teachers to have a great and safe year. Thanks for reminding us.

  8. 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.

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