Meseria de profesoara iti poate oferi sentimente dintre cele mai neasteptate datorita copiilor, care iti fac cele mai placute surprize, in cele mai putin previzibile momente.
Azi va impartasesc si voua cateva (pana acum le-am pastrat pentru mine, acum e timpul sa le impartasesc):
1: Intr-o zi, cand am intrat in clasa, copii de clasa a IV-a m-au asteptat cu tabla scrisa asa: “Welcome to our classroom Oana” si desene cu numele meu si inimioare pe tabla. Si asta fara ca cineva sa le fi spus sa o faca, ma vazusera la intrarea in clasa, discutand cu profesoara lor, si intuiau ca urma sa petrecem ora impreuna.
2: De Dragobete, copiilor de clasa a VII-a le-am povestit ca in unele zone din Romania, fetele isi pun busuioc sub perna, sa viseze cu cine se casatoresc. A doua zi, una dintre fete a venit la mine sa-mi spuna ca si-a pus busuioc sub perna, dar a visat cu toata clasa, si oare ce inseamna asta?
3: De 1 Martie le-am povestit de Martisor si de Babe. Le-am spus ca baba mea e in data de 2 Martie. A doua zi, o fetita mi-a aratat ziua: “Teacher, look, it’s the sun” ca sa-mi spuna ca voi avea un an norocos.
4: Una dintre clasele a IV-a a fost bolnava. Aproape complet. Din 25, intr-o zi au venit la scoala 6 copii. Asa ca am jucat spanzuratoare (nu avea rost sa incep o lectie noua). A doua zi, aceeasi clasa, primul lucru dupa ce am intrat in clasa si am salutat: “Teacher, can we play (aici imaginati-va un copil de 9 ani mimand “spanzuratoare”, caci uitasera numele jocului in engleza). Profesoara lor imi spune ca de atunci la fiecare ora copiii cer sa joace spanzuratoare.
5: Aici poate am fost cam rea eu, dar vorbind despre vampiri, multi dintre copii cred acum ca vampirii exista in realitate. Asta pentru ca le-am spus sincer, ca in Romania exista vampiri. Iar ei, in clasa a V-a, normal ca m-au crezut. M-au intrebat daca am vazut vreunul in realitate, si am spus ca in general tind sa-i evit. Nu pot sa nu-i ador cand ma gandesc ca probabil nu cred in Mos Craciun, dar cred in vampiri.
6: M-au intrebat care e jocul meu preferat. Le-am raspuns invatandu-i sa joace Mima. Ghiciti care e jocul lor preferat acum.
7: Si in final, reactia unora dintre copii cand ma vad intrand in clasa, acel “yeeeeeessssss” plin de bucurie sincera, ma face sa ma topesc de fiecare data.
Iubesc meseria asta!
Being a teacher can offer you unexpected feelings because of the children, who can offer you the most beautiful suprises, in the least expected moments.
Today I am going to share with you some of those feelings (until now I kept them for myself, now it's time to share them with you).
1. One day, when I stepped into a classroom of 4th graders, they had written on the black board: "Welcome to our classroom Oana", with drawings of little hearts and my name. And they were not told to do this, they simply saw me and assumed I would be going to their classroom.
2. On Dragobete (which is the Romanian equivalent for Valentine's Day, and celebrated on Februrary 24th) I told them about a Romanian tradition, for girls: if they want to dream about the person they will marry, they have to put basil under their pillows. On the following day, one of the girls came to me and told me that she tried it, but had a dream about the entire class, and then asked what does that mean?
3. On March 1st I told them about Martisor and Baba. I told them that my "Baba" was on March the 2nd. On the 2nd of March, a little girl came to me and told me to look out the window: "Teacher, look, it's the sun", to tell me that I was going to have a great year .
4. A class of 4th graders were ill. Almost all pupils. One day, out of 25 children, only 6 came to school. Therefore, we played "Hangman" (we couldn't start a new lesson). On the next day, same class, the first thing the children told me after the greeting was: “Teacher, can we play (and here try to imagine a 9 year old miming a hanged man, since he forgot the name of the game in English). Their teacher now tells me that ever since, the children ask to play Hangman every day.
5. Perhaps I was a little bit inappropriate here, but I actually managed to convince a group of 5th graders, that vampires really exist. I insisted that since I come from Romania, moreover, from Transylvania, I knew for a fact that vampires exist. They did ask if I ever saw one, but I told them that I generally tend to avoid vampires. I just adore them when I think of the fact that they probably don't believe in Santa Claus, but they believe in vampires.
6. They asked me which was my favourite game. I answered by teaching them how to play Charades. Guess what's their favourite game now!
7. And last but not least, the reaction some children have when I enter the classroom, a "yessssssss" shout of sincere joy, makes my heart melt every time.
I love this job!