Thursday, August 30, 2007

I remember the feeling...I was terrified. I was going into the fourth grade and the lists came out and I had a boy teacher--Mr. Voelker. I did not think that was going to be a good thing at all. But he ended up being a great teacher. He would take us out to play kick ball and we had S.Q.U.I.R.T. (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Reading Time). Aaaaahhhhhh....good times. So, tonight we went to the Washburn Family Picnic to meet Tori's first grade teacher--and you guessed it--Tori got the boy. Five first grade teachers, four girls and one boy, and she got Mr. Suzuki. I think my stomach dropped just like when I was going to be a fourth grader. I kept looking at her face to see if she was okay. She is very shy at these things,(yes, Tori is shy sometimes) which just kills me, but she seemed to be okay. I think she was handling it better than me. Tori never ceases to amaze me. Anyway, she has one girl in her class from last year and one boy from her soccer team, so that is nice. She put her name card (she decided to go by Victoria this year) on her desk and told Mr. Kazuki (as she calls him) that she would see him on Tuesday. First grade, here she comes....I don't know if I am ready for this.

8 comments:

Chuck said...

I don't really remember my first grade teacher (must have blocked them out of my memory for some reason), but I do remember my kindergarten teacher (Mrs. Frost) and my second grade teacher (Mrs. Mejonovich). Tori is really growing up fast, isn't she?!

Fresh Footprints said...

I can't hold back my comments on this one...I smiled as I read this...that's so adorble. I didn't have a boy teacher until high school so I don't know the feeling, although first grade is one of my most tramatic "getting in trouble" experiences. The first time I remember having to stay back from something to "talk" with the teacher. I'll have to share with you sometime. :)

Amy said...

Ok, you have fond memories of Mr. Voelker because you were his FAVORITE! Big shocker here that you were teachers pet and everyone knew it... So, own it. :)
Maybe Tori, I mean Victoria, will have have a similar experience with Mr. Suzuki.

gretchen said...

Heidi, Heidi--there is so much of you I do not know. I still think of you a goody-goody. Which, I see nothing wrong with. =)

And Amy, I almost put that I was his favorite. I own it--he said it at graduation--there is no way to deny. But I did think he was a good 4th grade teacher. He could do a no-handed cartwheel- come on!!!!

Tara said...

First grade, how can it be so?

Full of JOY said...

victoria?! wow! how mature...i tried to be called abigail in 3rd grade- but no one caught on. :)

mr. nordby was my first man teacher- my family and i called him, "mr. nerdby"...i was scared of him! he ended up being ok- although i did cry with him when i couldn't understand math trees. i still hate math trees.

gretchen said...

is that bad I don't know what a math tree is?

Eric said...

also does not know what a math tree is