Two weeks ago, a violent wind storm blew up the East Coast and knocked the limbs off the trees.
The wind also knocked a large hornet’s nest off into the parking lot of the local recreation center.
Catherine, a literacy specialist for a local elementary school, and I paused in front of the open hornet’s nest. Split open, the cell structures were in perfect condition.
“Too bad I already have one,” said Catherine, “that’s a nice nest.”
“You don’t teach science,” I responded.
“You never know when you need a hornet’s nest,” she noted, “just in case.”
I felt bad letting such an opportunity pass me by.
That’s the sign of a good teacher. Someone like Catherine who knows students might want to see something so amazing, designed by nature, up close. One who has a hornet’s nest…just in case.