From Mrs. Christy Britt, middle school science teacher
What have I learned so far? I’ve learned that Middle School is not for the faint of heart. Seriously! I’ve learned that Middle Schoolers are a different species. I’ve learned that Middle School is a place of change, transition, awkwardness, giggles, screams, tears, fears, serious thoughts, and a place where responsibility becomes of utmost importance. They are also fashion critics, have HUGE hopes and dreams and are sure to tell you what’s on their mind. It’s really like being on another planet, it’s Hard!
I’ve also begun to realize that Middle Schoolers are, “in your face honest,” they are like clay- still impressionable, they want to fit in and CAN be influenced positively, they love new ideas, they are electric, they make me laugh, and are SOOOOOO unpredictable. They are all great singers (according to their own opinions) And last but not least, they have a desperate and great desire to be, and feel, loved! I’ve had the opportunity of spending the last 6 weeks with some pretty awesome middle school children. The days are long and the hours are even longer, but I can attest to the fact that I’m where God has designed me to be. God has a way of taking us from the “familiar and comfortable,” and placing us in HIS mission field. That’s Middle School, the Mission Field. It’s an honor to serve in His Kingdom, but to serve those who desperately need to know WHO God is and feel HIS love, now that’s a Mission. We have an obligation at WCS, as parents, teachers, mentors, and leaders to bring our children into His presence. What better way than in the classroom where, “good science always leads to God”? I’m thankful for the opportunity to do what I love, but also be able to share God’s infinite love and mercy with our Middle School Students. Praise God!
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Psalm 111:2 Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.