Saturday, June 10, 2017
Summer school begins on Monday! The room has been arranged, the plans are written, and I am excited to begin. This summer I am working as an AmeriCorps Tutoring Member, which is a new position for me. I already know a lot of the kids I will be working with. Unlike most summer school situations, I will be meeting with students one at a time. In my volunteer work, I have really enjoyed working with kids individually or in small groups. It is a much different situation than being a classroom teacher with 25 or more students, and it gives a teacher the opportunity to connect and get to know students.
I have a lot of people who tell me that when they retire, they won't be going anywhere near school. That's the cool thing about retirement, you get to decide for yourself. I feel very blessed to be at a point in my life where I can choose my own path. I love being able to connect, teach, and learn with kids, because I am always learning something new. This is my idea of retirement, at least for now. I am very grateful for this new opportunity.