Tonight I am thankful for my sweet little elementary school. During my first year there, I almost threw in the towel, but I'm glad that I picked up the phone and called a friend. Actually, she was just an acquaintance at the time, but now she's a dear friend; and one of the many reasons I chose to stay at my school and dig in to the hard, yet fulfilling work that it offered. Now that I'm deep into my third year there, I can truly say that this school feels like home, that I love the kids I work with, that I love the adults I work with even more, and that I'm in the absolute best and right place for me. I've learned so much at this "new" school, which isn't really new to me anymore, and working there has made me a MUCH better teacher.
In a couple of weeks we'll be having our Thanksgiving Fun Feast and I can't wait to toss the lesson plans aside and laugh and play with the kids who fill my heart every day. I'll be sure to let them know how much they mean to me and how much hope they give me for the future. If you only knew the challenges they face, you'd be amazed and impressed at the work they're able to do every day. Our kids are awesome. Our staff is awesome. I'm honored to be a part of it all!