Monday, November 12, 2007

Story Time

The lady in this picture, Mrs. V, has been teaching this class for around 40 years now. She taught me when I was this age, and now she has taught all 4 of my children. It boggles my mind to try and count all the little lives she has taught through the years. This scene is really not how it appears though...it was more like them sitting for 5 seconds, one scoots his chair all the way back against the wall...I go to retrieve him and bring his chair back into line...meanwhile C has turned around and is trying to kneel in his chair, then D gets up and decides he's had enough of story time and is off to play with the trucks...and as you can see in this pic little S on the right is angling to make his escape :o) Meanwhile, Mrs. V continues steadily on, oblivious to the chaos that reigns directly in front of her, and I'm trying to get the shots I want while all 4 of them are in one spot for a millisecond. Exhausting! I don't know how she's kept at it all these years. Either she really loves children, or really hates change. ;o) Just kidding, no one can do what she has done for so long without loving it.
And of course Mr. C had to come investigate :) All these little ones have learned that when I have my camera, they get to see themselves on the screen. It makes it hard to take pictures of them when they all crowd around me saying "See!! 'Onna see!!"

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Ms. V definitely has patience; God given patience.

Carla said...

Wow! That's amazing. I never realized how long she had been doing that. That may just motivate me to get back into the children's ministry.

david mcmahon said...

Thank goodness for people like Mrs V. Many of my teachers were special - which is why I acknowledged them by name at the front of my first novel.

Mike said...

She's got staying power!

imac said...

Cute, butter wouldnt melt stuff.lol. good on yer mrs V.

Of course well done Sharon after having a tireing day.

imac said...

Cute, butter wouldnt melt stuff.lol. good on yer mrs V.

Of course well done Sharon after having a tireing day.

Debbie365 said...

I used to teach pre-school. They called them the 'Young Twos'. They ranged from 18 to 24 months old, and believe it or not, we could get them all to sit at a little table for snack time. They stayed put until all their 'Goldfish' were gone! The parents were utterly amazed with that! So was I, actually! :0