Quotes frm a 3rd Grade Class: time


Harley Classe

In this weekly column, senior Harley Classe talks about her experiences as a third grade teacher.

Harley Classe, Editor-In-Chief

“When can you stay all day?”

Staying all day at my internship with the kids, a day I always look forward to.

With my internship, since I am only on campus for an hour and a half each week, the district allows me to have a form signed by all of my teachers which gives me permission to ‘take a field trip’ and stay as long as I want at the elementary school.

There is no limit to how many times or how often I can use these forms as long as my teachers sign them each time.

The kids know this, and for some reason, they just can’t wrap their heads around the fact that, just like them, I still have to go to school, even though they know I’m only in high school.

It seems like almost every other day that this one girl asks me if I am staying all day that day.

After countless “not today’s” on my end, the question evolved into when are you staying all day.

It’s not that I don’t ever stay all day, it’s that I stay there all day a lot. If I was there all day even more than I already am, then I wouldn’t have time to get anything done.

Time. It’s both a blessing and a curse, especially as a teacher when it feels like time is never on your side. There’s never enough of it. That’s just how it is.