Thursday, November 3, 2016

TWT- Those Who Influence

I missed last week's prompt about an abandoned building, but there is one near us that I fear will be torn down soon rather than be restored.  I really wish it could be re-purposed somehow, but the link is here if you are interested.  However, I really wanted to weigh in on this week's prompt about a teacher that influenced us the most.  The photo is of my elementary school in Roswell, while much has changed-there is much that remains the same about the building.  It's still in use, but not as a regular school.  I think it is very cool that I went to the same school as my dad and his siblings. Roswell, GA was very small back then!

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I have had a lot of teachers that had some influence on me, but I have to say was the librarian, Mrs. Lunsford, at Roswell Elementary probably has the biggest.  She fed my desire to read and learn by discovery.  She created the Thinking Cap Club when I was in the 2nd grade and we did lots of cool stuff around town.  I remember one of the local weather guys coming for a visit- Guy Sharp, and we also visited the home of former president Jimmy Carter's Aunt Sissy who lived just down the street from the school. Those were fun times indeed.  I look forward to hearing what others have to say about who influenced them.

4 comments:

  1. I love that the librarian so inspired you! How excellent!

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  2. On behalf of school librarians, I want to thank you for singing Mrs. Lunsford's praises! I worked as a library assistant in elementary and middle schools for 14 years, and it seems that librarians are not given enough credit for all they contribute to students and education. I wish I could have belonged to The Thinking Cap Club!

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  3. Aren't librarians just THE best? So glad you had a good one.

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  4. What a wonderful inspiration - you were lucky to know her at such a young age. I feel like Roswell was a small town 30 years ago when we moved here... I wonder what it was like ten years before that!

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