Garage Sale Finds...
Pillows: $2 each! Thinking about using these in my reading area.
Laminator with pouches: $5
To those new teachers who are discouraged, frustrated, and feeling like this isn't for you. You have been called to serve. As Christi said, we have all had rough days, weeks, months, and even years. But your students admire and love you. And you may be the only one they have.
So cherish the good times,
treat them with respect,
and love them as they were your own.
As my dad always said, "Be nice to the kids, even if they aren't nice to you." I always giggle when he says it, but it's so true. They are precious gifts that have been placed in our care. Their parents trust that we will encourage, inspire, engage, and love them each day. Instead, the students teach us to be better. They teach us the qualities of compassion, perseverance, integrity, honor, loyalty, friendship, and so much more. I love teaching and truly believe it's my duty to work to the best of my ability, regardless of the circumstances.
We have each other here for love and support. I love being a part of the teacher blogging world and am grateful to have learned, been inspired, and been touched by every single one of you. Teaching is hard, but being able to come home at the end of the day and be inspired by you makes it that much easier and fun. I can't thank you enough for sharing your ideas, lessons, and passion for teaching. Love each of you!
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Quote from Ms. Fultz's Corner. She has a great post today about the truths of teaching.