Hi there– We started back to school last week. And after our first few days together, there’s a lot to be thankful for. So Thanksgiving is coming a bit early, counting God’s blessing for the school year ahead…
#1. Those bright eyed “school girls” who come in early and start in on reading quizzes and morning math problems…
#2. That little cluster of soccer playing boys, who would rather be at recess. They challenge me to keep things fun & engaging in room two.
#3. That big guy who speaks English as a second language, but it tearing his way through our classroom library at a tremendous rate!
#4. The girl in the front row, who would’t give up figuring out place value– asking dozens of questions in her attempt.
#5. Joanne, Kim, Maryann and Becky, by beloved teaching buddies who help me through computer glitches, pass along great writing prompts, share history study projects and listen to my periodic whining when things get complicated.
#6. A new principal with a ready laugh and a listening ear. She’s determined to help us to help kids learn.
#7. A chance to read with a room full of children every day– BFG here we come! There’s a lot ahead this year with this room full of fab fourth graders…
Thank you Lord, for all these things and more.
P.S.– Debi, did you see yourself in the front row in that grade school photo?