Horseback riding is what any public school teacher has no chance against. Okay, at least me.
Sure, we've got art, p.e., music, field trips... But horses at school? Nope.
I found out this morning that I'm losing one of my students to a charter school. Her mother called me THIS MORNING to let me know that she sent Miss Drama crying on the bus for her last day TODAY. Talk about no warning.
I greeted Miss Drama at the door with my hands on my hips bracing myself to calm her fears and give encouraging words. She looked at me with her usual look and said, "You know, don't you." (It was a statement, not a question.) I said yes in a tone that was supposed to make her feel brave and started on my good-bye speech when she cut me off...
Ms. Drama's wise words to me: "Ms. Buckler, I will really and truly will miss you. But, when I heard they have horse-back riding there, I decided I might as well give it a try."
I can't compete with that. Horses are way cool.