Principal: Faith Goodie (78); Teacher: Miriam Dennis (27)
Upper Students: Lainey Grimsley(9); Hadley Millett(9); Rosabella Steinman(9); Lauren Schehl(8); Alice London(8); Brooklyn Fontaine(7); Julia Millett(7)
Lower Students: Lewis Huffman(4); Aidan Traver(4); Caitlyn Traver(4) ; Zilla McCarthy(4); Rachael Darling(4); Julius McCarthy(4); Elias McCarthy(4)
previous update: spgs spring 2010
narrated by Miriam Dennis
In September, I began my second year as a lower level teacher here at South Port. Renovations were done over the summer to make room for the growing population. There is talk that if the population boom continues that Millwood will build it’s own school system, but talk is cheap, and building is expensive. For the time being, I’m happy to teach the little ones from both communities.
Seeing the kids walk into the classroom each morning is exciting to me. A new adventure. Most of the time they are well behaved, I’m grateful for the younger grade.
As opinionated as Faith is on how things ought to be done, I have to say that most days she keeps the rowdy kids reigned in.
I find that the little kids still enjoy finger painting, and listening to fairy tales. I set up a reading corner by the windows, and it’s become a favorite place to sit during free time.
Sometimes Faith’s daughter, Francie comes in to have lunch with her mother. There really is little room in the dining hall though for any extras, as it is, it’s a very tight squeeze to get all sixteen of us.
Recess is still one of my favorite times. I enjoy watching the children interact with one another, and most days I don’t have quarrels to break up. The only drawback is I have to spend much of the time listening to Faith rattle off advice. She’s a good teacher and principal, just past her prime.
I proposed to set up a Daddy/Daughter Dance at Wickfield Hall, and she absolutely rejected the idea. She thought little girls getting dressed up was the worst possible idea. In the end though, I had already made some basic arrangements before my proposition to Faith, and the members of the PTA loved my idea. There will be a Daddy/Daughter dance. I realize it excludes boys, but I’m not sure what I could do to make it up for them.
As much as I enjoy the beginning of the day when the kids filter in, I also enjoy the end of the day when parents come to get their children. Or making sure the Millwood kids get on the correct bus. I wouldn’t let Faith know, but I’m quite excited over the Daddy/Daughter Dance, possibly more than the little girls.
I got everything photographed for the Daddy/Daughter Dance, just need to write it up. I do declare that Faith needs to retire soon. Her life bar isn’t looking so cushy anymore, I’m not sure who should become principal though. I’m not sure if Faith would give that responsibility to Miriam. You wouldn’t consider them to be close comrades at the end of the day.
I used the last of the tax money to finish the lower level classroom. I’m doing my taxes every 2 rounds, help the families build a bit of money before I suck it all away (muahaha).
I love all the different heights, makes me happy. 😀