A child arrives like a mystery box
with puzzle pieces inside.
Some of the pieces are broken or missing and others just seem to hide.
But the HEART of a teacher can sort them out
and help the child to see
Her goal isn't just to teach knowledge
by filling the box with more parts;
The process is painfully slow at times
some need more help than others.
First, she creates a classroom
where the child can feel safe in school.
She knows that a child can achieve much more
when they feel secure inside.
She models and teaches good character
and respect for one another.
She gives each child the freedom they need
to make choices on their own.
They're taught to be strong and think for them self as their soul and spirit
The child discovers the joy that comes
from learning something new,
A picture is formed as more pieces fit
an image of the child within.
All because a hero was there
in the HEART of a teacher who cared,
A teacher with a HEART for her children
knows what teaching is all about.
When asked which subjects she loved to teach, she answers this way and smiles...
It's all about teaching the CHILD."