Sunday, April 20, 2008

Never Say Never

I have often heard the phrase, "Never say never." But, I haven't experienced the ramifications of that statement until this last week. I always said that I would never want to teach kindergarten. I so admire kindergarten teachers and don't know how they do what they do. But, I have never had the desire to be one.

Well, right before school started again for this second term, our education director received a call that one of the Ugandan teachers would not be returning - the one that was supposed to teach kindergarten while one of our long-term missionaries is helping in Tanzania. So, I was asked to teach the class. It actually works out perfectly with my schedule because I normally teach third grade math in the morning with a Ugandan teacher. So, he can take the full teaching responsibilities for that class while I teach kindergarten language arts. God has been so faithful as this past week went very well. The kindergarten students are fun to work with and are very well behaved. I just have to get used to changing activities every 10 minutes and singing songs ALL the time :) Thanks for your prayers and keep praying as I am now teaching language arts for three different grades (K, 2nd, and 3rd). . . . And, I will stop saying "never."

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love this post! I am glad teaching kindergarten is going better than expected! I love you so much and am so proud of you! Thinking and praying for you always, Steph :)

Jonathan said...

Well Dre, I am glad that you are as flexible as you are. I hope it doesn't put too much stress on your schedule, but if it does, just remember what a great job you have a will keep on doing. I am so proud of you andrea and so glad that this opportunity is working out the way it is, its better than any of us could have dreamed. I am so glad that you have had the support from everyone. I am so envious that everyone is coming over there, but am so glad that it is making the journey easier. This year is going to fly by, and you are going to look back forever at this experience. So take every oportuinity you have and know we all love you. Have a great week, and keep bloging, your doing great.

Anonymous said...

Andrea, You are the most amazing teacher ever!! Thanks for helping as needed...you are such a blessing!! I love your blogs, Love, your aunt Nancy.