Whew...sorry for the dismal last post. I'm feeling much better today, and in fact, a little long-winded.
I sorta want to do some reflecting, so I will!
This week was good. I want to recognize that. I feel that I am constantly getting better at my job, and I am enjoying the kids increasingly more every day. I get my kicks by making neat plans. I get my kicks by cranking up my organization. I get my kicks by polishing.
I have to acknowledge that.
Today after school, we had a staff meeting and I met up with Ms. Z while she was getting some much-deserved props from my principal. It was soooo nice to hear some affirmations & good words.
I, too, got some well-received affirmations when Ms. J came into my room afterward, when she was commenting on my awesome room, great assignments, and how some of my students say that they really like me. When you're teaching, sometimes it is so hard to know whether you're doing things the right way. I think I know that I am, and it makes me really proud.
On a more personal note, I have really put out an effort this much to pamper myself. I have been getting a LOT of sleep, working out, and doing simple things like painting my nails really well. I have to admit that this has something to do with my success on the job.
Who'd have thought?
Here's what I've been doing recently:
Before that, we visited a local winery where my beautiful friend Cathleen works (Duchman Family Winery, also in Driftwood)
And this is me again, in my classroom where I spend probably 45+ hours a week!