Saturday, August 9, 2014
Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
Each Saturday Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week. Looking for celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week. For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with me.
Thursday was our first day of school. It was my first day as a 6th grade teacher. It was my first day at a new school. I don't know who was more nervous, me or my students.
With new beginnings, sometimes comes doubt, fear, and hesitation. I have felt all three this week. I am still learning how to combine a 90 reading block and an additional writing block into a 48 minute period. I want to teach the way I have always taught, and I am just not sure how that looks just yet. How do I incorporate my ideas and philosophy into a new setting? How do I not step on toes, yet stay true to what I believe? How do I celebrate reading and writing with 6th graders?
It will be a year of trial and tribulation, but I am ready to find the answers and celebrate the journey.
Have a great week and I hope you find many things to celebrate!