What a joke….

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I created this blog with the intention of blogging weekly. Now I look back at that idea and just laugh. I have barely had time to do laundry and cook, let alone blog about my experiences. 

We recently celebrated 100 days of school. I am over 1/2 way finished with my first year as a teacher. I have been exhausted, emotional, excited, stressed, overwhelmed. You name the emotion, I’ve probably experienced it at some point this year. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. 

I am excited for my future as a teacher. I am already looking forward to next year when I can slowly make my way out of “survival mode”. I am confident that each year will get easier and I will be more knowledgeable about what I am teaching and how to teach it.

I have to say, God had a plan when he placed me at Glenwood in 1st grade. I have a team of teachers that are uplifting, supportive, and encouraging. It’s rare to find a job where you love the people you work with and love what you do. I can honestly say that both of those statements are true for me. 

I am blessed. I am thankful for all the life experiences and journeys that have brought me to this point in my life. I can’t wait to see where God takes me next. 

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Beyond the point of exhaustion…

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It’s Monday on my 2nd week of being a REAL teacher. Holy cow! I have never known exhaustion like I have experienced the past 7 days. I must say though, it has been a very rewarding 7 days. You pray, prepare, cry, write lesson plans, prepare some more, pray again, and attempt to sleep in there somewhere….. in the end, you get to see the pay off of all the hard work and prayers. Its a wonderful feeling that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I am blessed. I can’t wait until it is May, and I can look back at all the progress we have made throughout the year.