March 19, 2010
We (St. Louis) can’t seem to make up our minds. Today it’s going to be in the 70′s and Sunday it is supposed to snow. We’re usually more undecided in the Fall, when we have cool temps and then a 3 week spell of HOT again. Once things start to warm up in the Spring, we’re mostly committed to seeing it through. There are exceptions to that, but not many. Elf Lori went to that awesome bakery by her house and brought in Spring Cupcakes today. My favorite part might just be the individual cupcake holder.
Spring Break is coming soon! Knitting Daughter is off starting in a week and running through Easter. I can’t wait. But you know who likes Spring Break the most? Teachers. As a former teacher, I can tell you that we liked breaks even more than the students. I was always happy to come back afterwards and see them again, but I really looked forward to the time off, too.
This month’s blog question is about teachers. Who was your favorite teacher when you were in school? (And you can share why if you’d like, but you don’t have to.) My favorite teacher was Mrs. Zimmerman. She taught 3rd grade at Elijah Buell Elementary School in Clinton, Iowa. She was one of those teachers who seemed to zero in on what made a student tick, and made everyone feel important in her classroom. I liked most all of my teachers, but she stands out as my favorite. (My least favorite was not a classroom teacher, but my harp teacher. I took lessons from Sister Augusta at a Catholic college in our town. She was a tiny little thing, but she was good at whacking my hands with a ruler when they weren’t exactly where they were supposed to be on the strings. I don’t think she’d get away with methods like that nowadays!) How about you? Do you have a favorite teacher that stands out among all the others? Leave a comment about him/her and I’ll randomly draw winners next Friday for Wollmeise (because that seems to be your favorite blog contest prize, and I can certainly understand why!)