Do you remember your favorite teacher? The one who lit up the classroom and challenged you to think more creatively, enjoy learning new things and to use your crayons with sweet, reckless abandon?
My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Trotter, was always wearing those sweater vests. You know the ones with big colorful buttons and school supplies stitched right in? She also made school really, really fun. It’s been 25 years and I still remember sitting on the carpet for story time, word-search races where you got to run your paper up to the front of the classroom when you were finished and bright, colorful letter people lining the walls around our desks.
Letter people were great. Mr. A was for apples, of course, and Ms. Z was for zippers. Each time Mrs. Trotter announced a new letter, we got a sheet to color and a glue stick for adding fun decorations.
We were so excited to color those letter people! We scribbled and scribbled until our little masterpieces were complete, and then up on the wall they went.
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