As the school year is quickly coming to an end, it is filled with emptiness. There are no children to hug. There are no “moments” that bring teaching to life. Reflections are wonderful, and Steve the Crossing Guard does just that in his post – the final day at his Curbside Classroom. Read on!
“Today, April 30, 1789, is a big day in American history. It happened in New York City and was the first of its kind. Do you know what it is?” *
This would have been today’s question at the Curbside Classroom. ‘Would have been’, because school has been shutdown, suspended, due to the Coronavirus.
April 19th, 1775 in colonial Lexington was another landmark day in American history, as was the prior day, April 18, that same year. The American poet with the long name, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, memorialized the 18th in his poem, ‘The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere’.
So many topics the kids and I are missing at the ‘Curbside Classroom’ because of our ‘furlough’ from school and my school crossing duties.
Sure, the daily history tidbits are interesting, but there’s so much more that we discuss, point out, quiz, laugh about in the minute we have while waiting…
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You are blessed with a special guy.
I’ll never forget the day I stumbled upon his blog. The key photo was Pavarotti. He is probably the best teacher I have come across.
He is amazing, Beth. His crossing guard blog posts are the best teaching I have come across, and it all happens casually in an instant. Just like it happens in our classroom.
Thank you, Jennie.
You’re welcome, Steve. Beth is a teacher, so she knows.
Classic stuff from Steve, and a great reblog, Jennie.
Homer Simpson seems to sum it up very nicely… 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete. Steve is the holy grail in teaching in my book.
Good one, Jennie.
Isn’t he the best teacher? Thanks, John.
Yes he is.
Curbside Classroom – I love it!
He is the best teacher. Every crossing guard chronicle is terrific. Thank you, Shoes!
Thank you for sharing Steve’s post. I’m heading over to read the rest of it now.
Thank you for reading Steve’s post. Have you read his other crossing guard chronicle posts? You will be… I’ll let you fill in the adjective. He is what teachers need to be. Great stuff!
Yes, I have read some of them. In fact, I thought I had subscribed to his blog. When I looked at it today to finished reading the post you shared, I discovered that I wasn’t subscribed, so I rectified that forthwith!
Good thing! 🙂
Nice of you to reblog this Jennie
Dan, I agree. Jennie lends lots of support to fellow bloggers. I hope you enjoyed the story. (Steve)
It’s a great post, Steve.
Thank you, Dan!
Thanks, Dan. When a teacher like Steve lights a fire with kids, I need to shout it out. And when he beautifully describes the sudden loss of children, it is even more important to do so.
Curbside Classroom has a lovely ring to it Jennie…It also made me remember our /my lovely crossing lady mine as a child and my childrens crossing lady when they started infant school…A vital job …lovely share, Jennie 🙂
Thank you, Carol. I’m glad it gave you memories of your own crossing guards. Yes, a vital job.
Wonderful as always… LOVE Steve’s curbside classroom and sharing from his blog! 🙂 xo
Thank you, Bette. His curbside classroom is terrific. 🙂
Such a blessing to so many. Steve is a mentor for us all.
He is, Bette!
I’m so pleased to have found Steve’s blog. There are so many people within a school that impact kids, and I know that Steve realizes the opportunity that he has to connect with kids.
Hi Pete! I’m glad you found his blog, too. I stumbled across it a few years ago and was stopped in my tracks. You may want to peruse his curbside classroom posts. It’s a joy for a teacher to read.
I’m glad you liked it!
Steve is an inspiration.
I apologize for the late revisit, Jennie! But your Crossing Guard is definitely best. Thank you for mentioning. Will head over to read. Michael
No need to apologize, Michael. Enjoy his story!
Thank you, Jennie! I am sure i will.