Slice of Life Tuesday 2/13/18
This is my first slice of life post! Starting in March, I will be joining the Slice of Life Challenge alongside my students.
When I’m thinking of my first slice, I thought back to my first memory of wanting to be a teacher. Growing up, my parents worked in the pet industry, so I was always around animals. I still have books in my parents’ basement about what I want to be when I grow up. Veterinarian popped up in the earliest years. But, when I got further through school, I realized I don’t want to work with animals all the time. It’s kids I wanted to be around.
My fifth grade teacher, Mr. Manderachi, retired the year after I had him. Because he was retiring, he made sure to make his last year worthwhile and memorable. I remember making stuffed whales for our whale unit and hanging these huge creations from the ceiling. One day, he put a walkie talkie into the whale and made it talk to us- he was awesome. It was that year I decided that I wanted to be a teacher like Mr. Manderachi. Not for the whales, but for the love of teaching I could tell he had. He made an impact on my life, and it’s my hope that I can do the same!