Another one of my visions was the job of teaching kindergarten and to some extent first grade. Neither areas had I ventured into before. I dreaded it with a passion. Not the kids, of course. They are so precious. I am not a kindergarten teacher by any stretch of imagination. I lack that - talent - those ladies in my building possess. So I dreaded it. Aha! Something has changed. I can do this! Seriously. I am feeling good about my 50 minutes instead of dreading it. I still do not have the desire or ability to go all day with kindergarten, but I am having fun with them. I also am seeing some progress! M can recognize his ABCs! We are learning our color words. I am learning. Every day, something new.
I knew all summer my favorite group would be fifth grade. They would get the idea of great books and we could communicate about the books. Uh . . . vision changing again. They are an extremely hard group. I have two groups. One is just what I had hoped for - fun and challenging. The other . . . just challenging. They have challenged me every step I take - verbally challenged me. I had heard they were a tough crew, but had no idea. Beginning this week, the principal has worked it out so that the 4
One vision that has not been altered is that I knew I would love this job. If anything, I had no idea how much I could possibly love this job. After some major stresses last year that had me clinging to the idea of leaving, I am finding each day full of such enjoyment. I cannot relate how much this has meant to me. It was as I jokingly say "just what the doctor ordered"!