I've never been a very negative person. I try to stay out of drama, and find the good in a situation. Last year I seemed to be immersed in the drama, sometimes creating it myself. I also found myself viewing things with a negative attitude before I gave them a chance. This year I am going to try to get back to my positive self. I am going to make a bracelet that reminds me to be patient and kind. I am going to try to have a yell free classroom, and I am going to try not to complain as much. Last year I did so much complaining that my co-workers and friends and probably sick of me!
I have already started planning for next year. I have submitted a donors choose project that will be useful in either kindergarten or preschool. I haven't gotten many donations, but I'm hoping that as the school year approaches I will get more help. I am asking for more audio books and some personal cd players. My children will benefit from these items because they will be able to listen to books on their own levels and find a quiet comfortable spot to listen and read. I am really excited about this project!
One bit of possible good news is that my very good friend RP interviewed for a position at my school. I am really hoping she gets the position. She and I went through undergrad together, student taught together, supported each other during our first job interviews, and even started grad school together. She is a brilliant woman who ALWAYS finds the sparkle of good in a bad situation. I need someone like her around to help me stay on track and focus on my goals. It will be great to have RP and MP at school to share laughter, frustration, and success with.
This coming school year is going to be different. I don't know if it will be better, or worse, but I will do my best and I will remain positive.