This is what it’s all about.

It’s been a little sad around here lately.    I remember the first year I taught public school…I was assigned to PreK.  After a few months into the job, I couldn’t believe they called it work!  How can you call going to a job everyday work ,when what you really do is play.  Yes, you do have to play with words, letters, numbers and all that technical stuff but it was just the best kind of way for me to spend my days.  Loved every minute of it.  Except the last day.   I cried when I loaded them up on the bus knowing our year was over.  Sometimes I’m such a sap. 

Fast forward almost 15 years later and I’m still a sap.  The last day of our Spring Cooking Classes has happened and yet again, I was sad to see it end.  Why?  Well, because I already miss those little chefs who came to class every week bursting with excitement to see what we were going to cook. 

Then in the middle of my sadness, a ray of sunshine came my way when one of my parents sent this update:

“Hi Lori
Matthew and Natalie planted their radish seeds as soon as you gave them out. We harvested about 13 of them today and made your recipe (cream cheese and honey)!  They were so excited and wanted me to send you the picture!  Matthew watered the plants every single day himself and Natalie helped him occasionally.

Thanks for inspiring them!

This made my day and it is exactly why I do what I do.

These kids and their love of learning inspire me and I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with children! 


This entry was posted on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8:41 am and is filled under Cook Learn Grow.

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