From page 46, Chapter Seven, "Be True To Your School":
"Fortunately, when I began my graduate studies in kindergarten, my teacher, Miss McGuire, was gentle, kind, and mother like, and I loved her. This was so because I had already conceptualized "mother" as someone who was always there when I needed her; someone who gave hugs and comforted me when I hurt myself; someone who read entertaining stories and nursery rhymes to me; someone who was safe, interesting, resourceful, and loving. Unfortunately, I had to share Miss McGuire with a bunch of other kids.
One thing that was a little beyond my understanding in kindergarten, because I had little experience..."
What a wonderful tribute of teacher appreciation. Would that it were that all our wee ones have such a lovely memory of a teacher to share when they are older.
Previously shared excerpts of Growing Up In Boom Times:
100 Words from Baby Boomer and Author Chris Brockman
Wild Berries and Grampas
Service With a Smile a Part of Growing Up In Boom Times
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