I am officially feeling old!

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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I always run into former students at Target & Wal*Mart. Today's shopping experience was a bit unique, though.

    I turned around when I heard people shouting, "Mr. A!!!" I had a huge smile on my face when I realized it was a brother and sister who've both been former 2nd graders of mine. The brother is going to be a freshman in high school and the sister is going into middle school. They were both great kids and I was happy to see that they're respectful teenagers.

    Anyway, mom let me know that the "baby" of the family is going to be in my 2nd grade class this year (she apparently already made arrangements with the front office).

    She said, "I'm so happy that all of my kids will have had you for a 2nd grade teacher!"

    I told her I was looking forward to meeting her youngest child and that we were going to have a great year together! :thumb:

    As I was leaving the store, I thought to myself: "Wow--where have the years gone???" :dizzy:
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    We had freshman registration a few months ago, and I saw a familiar face.

    "Didn't we go to high school together?" she asked???

    "No, I was your geometry teacher in the early 1980's." I replied.
     
  4. callmebob

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    So...
    OldTeacherGuy now?
     
  5. catnfiddle

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    My parents didn't start to feel old until they started teaching their former students' children.
     
  6. MikeTeachesMath

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    :spitwater:

    Sorry :lol:.
     
  7. janlee

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    When I began teaching I taught 5th grade and had a young lady named J. This year I had a young man in my 2nd grade class named K. Guess who his mother was???? Now that is possibly feeling old!!
     
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    I finished my 14th year teaching in June. I cannot believe it! Where does the time go??????

    My first class that I taught graduated college this year! YIKES!!! In fact, two of my former students went to my church. I watched them grow up after I had them in 4th grade. They are great kids! I am so proud of them! They are now looking for jobs! WOW!!!!

    SO now, every year, I will have students graduating college and move on to finding jobs or do to graduate school. I do have students who come back to visit me. :)
     
  9. YoungTeacherGuy

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    My wonderful 2nd grade teacher was actually my mentor teacher during my first two years in the classroom! Now THAT was a neat experience. Someone who I had admired so much was actually a colleague!!!
     
  10. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Not just yet. I'll give myself another ten years for that! :cool:
     
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    That is awesome!!!! :)
     
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    Ten????

    Then I'm hoping that you're now in your 70's????
     
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    The kids from my student teaching experience are now.... 34!!!:eek:hmy:
     
  14. callmebob

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    If he were in his 70's now I would sure hope he would be LONG since retired.
     
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    :lol: My student teaching class (3rd grade) graduated hs this year. My first class ever at my current school (where I also student taught) were 2nd when I had them and now going into sophomore year in hs. My first class ever were in K when I taught them and will be freshmen in hs this year. :)

    Hopefully I have a long time before I have any students' children :lol:
     
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    I student taught in a second grade class in 1997. Most of the students would 22 today and graduated from college! WOW! Where does the time go!!!!
     
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    LOL!!!
     
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    I felt this way about 4yrs ago when a girl I babysat had a baby of her own...WHAT?!?! She can't be that old now.

    I'm waiting for my fam member to come home for a weekend so we can officially toast the 21st bday...UGH I knew this one when she was a pic on an ultrasound....UGH!!!!
     
  19. Aliceacc

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    Why?
     
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    This is good or bad for you and you want to continue your job.
     
  21. melnm

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    I feel the same way. My very first class (first graders) graduated high school this year! Hard to believe!
     
  22. callmebob

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    Why be retired in your 70's? So that one can enjoy retirement. I think it would be ideal to retire much sooner than that actually.
     
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    You're absolutely right! In the past, I've worked with kids a couple of times who I haven't seen in a few years before & this coming year will be the 1st time I'll start seeing them every year because I have the type of job where I'll pretty much work with the same kids every year. It will be interesting to see how much they change each summer.
     
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    Definitely a nice compliment even if it did make you feel a little old. Hopefully the parents are great!
     
  25. stephenpe

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    I guess I am old as I taught a kid that went on to become the AD at our local HS and now just teaches. Another girl I taught years ago is a school board member in her 5th or 6th year. I taught one kid PE years ago and now he has almost 15 years of exp. of teaching PE (in the school I taught him) and seems a little burned out. I have taught children of children that have even graduated HS now (so I expect some grandchildren soon.)
     
  26. Aliceacc

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    My apologies. I misread the "tone" of your post, even though we all know to be careful about doing that.

    Personally, though, I don't see myself retiring at anytime NEAR the legendary 65.
     
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    :agreed:
     

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