para el 11 de Septiembre, Día del Maestro,
la Señorita Graciela.
Today’s post is dedicated to my First
and Second Grade Teacher, Ms. Graciela
(tienen apellido las maestras de primer grado???)
Unfortunately, I can’t remember her last name,
(do First Grade Teachers have last names??)
My family and I moved from Brazil to Argentina
just in time for me to start Elementary School
without me knowing not even one word in Spanish…
una palabra más en portugués.
The story goes that after a few days,
my brain was wrapped in Spanish
and that I never spoke Portuguese again…
I can’t remember that either,
but somehow I remember Ms. Graciela…
Un tic que no pasaba desapercibido y que se veia opacado
solo por su bondad y cariños absolutos.
no debe hacer sido facil para ella,
My Teacher had what we could probably call now
Something so noticeable that was only shadowed
by her infinite love and dedication.
Throughout the years, I thought many times
that this couldn’t be easy for her but even then
enseñarnos las primeras letras,
a hablar castellano…
she managed to overcome it,
and teach us to read an write.
She also managed to teach me to speak Spanish…
because she had a lot to teach,
many kids to inspire
and much more to say…
para imitar a mi Señorita Graciela y
vencer barreras que nos hacen sentirnos diferentes,
por que no sabemos a quien podemos inspirar…
tambien puede ser un gran momento
para crear algo lindo,
para seguir mi paso a paso
y regalarselo a la Señorita Graciela de tu vida
o de la vida de tus hijos…
This week end might be a good time to imitate Ms. Graciela.
It might be the perfect moment to overcome our own differences
because we never know
who we might inspire while trying to do it
It could be also a good time to create something pretty
and even follow my step by step and give it to the Ms Graciela
in your life…or your kid’s lives.
And finally, something to make you smile
(or even crack up!!)
Here’s is a picture of Ms Graciela and