I am thrilled to be teaching this fall at a lovely non-profit private school! I am teaching grade 3 and 4 in the morning for language arts (it's intensive for these kiddos who are behind in their regular schools), 5th grade math in the afternoon, and then back with my 3rd and 4th grade kiddos for unit studies the last hour of the day.
New teachers work non-stop, don't they? At least this one does! I just finished my first week of teaching and I was simply exhausted this morning! Whew! I can tell you that I could feel the weight lift slightly after a successful first day. When the rubber meets the road and the planning has worked, it's a relief, isn't it? I can see how the day is going to work and I am successfully putting my giant puzzle together. Nothin' like a puzzle with no picture, hugh? :)
I had a great week and I love my class. They are precious and wonderfully sweet. They are also funny and I laugh with them a lot. I love to encourage them and help them figure things out. They are pumped about my ideas and seem to really love being together. We are a happy group and I am excited to see them grow over this next year.
My heart is full! Now to get back to grading and planning for next week...you mean I have to go back and do it all over again next week??????? :)