I know, the title is a mouthful, right?
Hey guys and dolls, what's going on?
I have been in school for 3 weeks, and let me tell you, it's been a doozy!!
I've wanted to share with you guys what's been going on in our world,
but to tell you the truth, I've just been doggone tired!!
Instead, I thought I'd share with you a little bit of what's been on my mind.
As teachers, it seems as if we get the brunt of backlash against
education and everything related to it.
Sometimes its hard to remember why you started teaching in the first place.
Especially when it seems as if you always get certain sweet babies
because you can "handle it".
Sometimes it seems as if everything we are trying to do is in vain, and
we forget what the finish line will look like in May.
It's so easy to get stressed out, and begin to focus on what didn't go right,
or what you did wrong.
I think the media, parents, etc., do enough of that!!
So I decided to stop, and at this particular moment,
I'm going to focus on what I did right this week!!!
I have a child who was already expected to be difficult because of
his brother who was in kindergarten the year before.
(Don't you hate when that happens? They may be related, but they
We have had a rough few weeks, as I have tried to find what works and doesn't work for him.
The 1st week, he ended up missing treasure box and fun friday, and it was horrible!!
I tried some new things the 2nd week, and he earned treasure box AND fun friday!!
The excitement on his face was unmeasurable, and he came up to me
and opened his arms wide to give me a hug.
The feeling it gave me was indescribable, and it gave me hope for the
rest of this year!
I suspect that he is on the spectrum, and I plan to
do more research and come up with new ways to
encourage him to be as successful as he can be!
This is why I became a teacher, to help them be successful, especially
the ones that certain "educators" are already against!
High expectations are important,
and helping them along the way is the key!!!
I'll leave you today with one of my favorite quotes!!
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This is why I'm a teacher, and you know what?
I love it!
I'm thinking of doing this as a weekly link on Thursdays,
even if it's just me, lol,
and I think it will help so much to release the stress of
being a teacher, to focus on the positive!!
Please feel free to link up below!!