Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers.
A few years later when she was a senior, she greeted me with these amazing words, "Mom, your third graders are freshmen now!" I had to remind her often that my "third graders" were now "high schoolers" just like her.
This past week, a colleague stopped to introduce me to her student teacher. When she said my name, the student teacher exclaimed, "You were my third grade teacher!" We had a few lovely moments remembering the 1998-99 school year. She shared updates on several classmates. We reminisced about reading the first Harry Potter book that year and having an end-of-the-year Harry Potter party.
And so this past week I surprised my twenty-six year old daughter with the words, "Sara, one of my third graders is teaching down the hall from me."