This is a blog written by a first grade teacher. I am sharing funny stories and insights given by my students and other children I am privileged to work with. I am sharing talk from "out of the mouth of babes."
One day this week, one of my little girls said to me, "I'm turning green." Then later, she said, "I'm shrinking!" I didn't really respond to her comment about turning green, but I told her that I'm sure she wasn't shrinking and that usually only older people shrink. But, I thought it was funny that I had a "turning green, shrinking" first grader! :-) I thought it was funny on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
One day earlier this week one of my little girl's eyes, I guess, was twitching. She was trying to explain it to me. She said, "I have a heart in my eye. It is beeping." How cute! She was explaining the twitching and that is the best she could explain it. For some reason, first graders often say "beeping" instead of "beating" when referring to the beating of their heart. But, I thought it was such a neat and cute explanation on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
Today for school, I wore my hair up with four little hair clips ("claws"). Sometime during the middle of the school day, one of my little girls said that I was wearing hair clips. I told her yes. She then said, "You look like a girl." I said, "Yes, that's because I am a girl!" She said, "You look like a little girl." So, I guess I looked like a little girl today, since I had my hair pulled back in hair clips. I thought it was cute (and kind of flattering!) on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
In class we've been going over Children of the World. I focus on a country a day. Today was Italy! I was done teaching and then I asked questions about what I taught. I asked, "What is the Italian Alps?" Of course, they are Italian mountains. Well, one of my cute little boys said, "They help deliver presents at Christmas." He thought I said elves rather than alps. How cute is that!! I had to laugh. It was so precious on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."
I am a born again Christian. That is the most important thing to know about me. Being a Christian is the greatest honor and privilege in a person's life (my life!). Being a Christian, I sought and followed God's will for my life. He gave me a love for children and led me to be a teacher. I'm not just a teacher, but I have the awesome and amazing privilege to be a Christian school teacher. I teach at the Christian school associated with my church in Richmond, Virginia. I am a first grade teacher, and I love it! I love working with and teaching "my children." But, I love most serving the Lord and teaching these kids that God has given me more about Him. What a blessing! Now, being a Christian isn't always easy. It is a constant learning experience. On my blogs, I share with you some of the great things I get to experience from working with children--- "Out of the Mouth of Babes." I am also showing how I am Learning to Lean on God's Arms. That is a personal "diary" of sorts of things the Lord is teaching me, as His child.