As we begin this season of Lent I am reflecting on what being a teacher for over 11 years at Blessed Sacrament has meant to me. Through the years I have had the honor of working with amazing children and becoming a part of their daily life. I’ve watched them grow academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Teaching my students has taught me some pretty important life lessons as well. I’ve become more open-minded and patient. As a first grade teacher, I get to be one of the first examples of what school looks like for a child. I love all of the hands-on experiences we have and all of the “ah-ha” moments I get to see on a daily basis. I’ve learned that there are so many different types of learners waiting for the right teacher to open that door to the excitement and possibilities the future holds for them. My hope for all of my students past and present is that if they were a part of my class, they felt the joy of learning and the love of Christ throughout their days inside our classroom.
So as we journey through the next 40 days of Lent I hope to see each of my students grow closer to God through prayer and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a child of God. We are truly blessed to be at such an amazing school!