Another AMAZING thing happened to me this year. I got a new assistant!!!! My assistant has been working with me for about two weeks, but she has brought so much "Joy" into my job! I wish I could mention her name, but I haven't asked her permission, so I'll just say she is very Joy-ful. She has gone above and beyond all of my expectations so far. She is young, smart, funny, and very hard working. I enjoy talking to her, joking around, and laughing throughout the day. The students seem to like her so far as well. She has no problem redirecting behaviors, and following through with consequences she sets. Sometimes I have to remind her that our children are only four years old, and have never been to school before, but I think she'll be just fine!
I am super excited about this school year. I have so many ideas and I feel SO good! I haven't felt like this in a long time. I actually wake up looking forward to going to work. I went to a workshop the first week back about writers workshop for pre-k. It was so eye opening and I cannot wait to begin the program in my class. Last year I was so miserable that I didn't do awesome things...and I am a pretty awesome person, so that was a little out of character for me! This year my team is planning new and exciting field trips, making plans for parent involvement, getting special guests into our classrooms, and having a spectacular year!
I'd like to end this post with some funny things I've heard so far, from kids and adults.
Student: I'm different
Me: You are?
Students: Yes, I'm from the future.
Me: I have some at my house.
Student: You have a house?
Student: I didn't know teachers had houses.