• Personal Miscellaneous

    The Value of Children: Reflections of an Elementary School Substitute

    When I’m not writing, I work as a substitute at my kids’ elementary school. Often, on the days that I sub, I spend some time in the evening recording the day’s thoughts and events in my journal. I wanted to share part of an entry I wrote back in February after wrapping up a two day stint with a 2nd grade class. I’m a bit tired and I don’t want to spend all night thinking about the past two days, but I will say one last thing. It’s amazing how quickly (in just two days), you can start building a rapport with these kids. Heck, even in the course of…