Wednesday, November 28, 2007

For Mrs. Fleischer

I became a creative writing teacher today. The last teacher who loved me and thought I had potential was Mrs. Fleischer in 3rd and 5th Grade. She always expected me to become a writer. (Aren't I? Don't I blog?) And now I get to teach kids how to be creative and think outside the box.

It's not like I've never taught before. I taught preschool for three years, and high school math for a year; then I taught elementary school Judaic Studies for seven years. I have experience.

Today was a first, though. I introduced myself as "Aviva." It was really weird, but I'll get used to it. It wasn't so bad as my kids have been telling their friends my name since we arrived in Israel. And they think it's a hoot!

But I digress.

One of the assignments I gave today was to explain how an animal of choice came to look like he does today. I told a story of the "Copycat" assignment I had in Third Grade. Explain how the squirrel got such a bushy tail... I wrote that she went to the beauty shop and sat with the rollers under the hair dryer for too long. I got an A+ and a sticker for that one.

I think I heard that Mrs. Fleischer isn't teaching anymore. It's a shame. I'd really like to find her and let her know how I turned out.


Anonymous The Shver said...

Fleischer, Kurt D & Sherri G
Ages:55-59, 50-54

Job title: unavailable
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9 Crossbrook Ln

West Caldwell, NJ 07006-7007


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November 28, 2007 8:38 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

Thanks. Her first name is Israela.

November 29, 2007 2:49 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Mazal Tov on your new job! I totally understand what you mean about your favorite teacher.

November 29, 2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger The Zwicker said...

How do you know she loved you?

November 29, 2007 7:31 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

She was the only teacher EVER in my entire education career to take the time and help me out. I was a really good student then, bur I had trouble in math. She took me aside for tutoring, on her own, to make sure it wouldn't bring me down.

Math became my favorite subject, and eventually I taught it in a high school in Detroit.

November 30, 2007 1:27 AM  
Blogger hostess said...

I showed Rhonda your comments about Mrs. Fleischer. She said she was older when you had her so she's for sure retired by now and she lives in West Orange. Surely there were other teachers who loved you!

November 30, 2007 1:11 PM  

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