As I have previously mentioned, my son's kindergarten teacher is amazing and I am honestly teary eyed thinking about the year ending in one week. Because she is open and wonderful, she invites any parent to come and talk about his/her career to the class. I had the esteemed honor of talking to my son's kinder class about what it is to be a doctor. As any good physician would do, I did my research. I looked up articles on how to present to little kids, to keep them engaged and have fun. I bookmarked 10 different websites with craft ideas, and scoured the city's dollar stores for enough funnels so all the kids could make their very own stethoscope. I wanted to be infectious; they would all walk out of the class starry eyed and inspired to be physicians.
As a thank you each child drew me a picture and wrote a thank you letter (that the teacher transcribed for improved readability). Here are a few examples of how I make an impact.*
|Dr. thank you for teaching us about veterinarians. Love, |
(I mentioned the word veterinarian ONCE.)
The kids hung on my every word and I moved these two 'closer' to a career in medicine
|Dear Dr. thank you for coming. I will maybe be a doctor when I grow up. You didn't have to come. I learned lots of things about the human body. From, |
(FYI: SH1's mom you really didn't have to come. I got it all figured out and you kind of sucked.)
|Dear Dr. you were great. You should come back. We all loved it. Love, |
(A picture is worth a thousand words or in this case 16 words.
|For Dr. I love you so much that my heart it is big for you teaching us a lesson. |
(Is my biological clock that loud?!?!)
This child was very detailed and accurate in her depiction of the lesson (particularly her attention to my quadriceps). I know she will go far in her medical career.
|Dear Dr. you are nice. You are kind. I loved when you teached us about bones and |
muscles and our heart. It was so cool. Love,
(Why are my quads so huge here? She must value my attempts at fitness)
Cheers to a long summer and a lifetime of learning!
*I covered the names to protect the innocent (myself included).
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