November 15, 2011: I'm thankful for my job as a first grade teacher. Yes, my jobs is tiring and stressful. The demand on teachers is rough these days but when I see that "light bulb" go off on one of my firsties heads, I just can't help but smile and know that this is what God wanted me to do. The growth that comes with being in first grade is amazing. I love seeing all that they have learned at the end of the year. We are going to go see a play tomorrow called "Junie B., First grader: Jingle bells, batman smells, and P.S. so does May" My kids love the Junie B. Jones series of books. She is hilarious!
This is my 3rd year teaching. My first year was basically survival mode. I decorated my classroom in a fish theme. Last year I decorated my classroom in a fairy tale/castle theme. This year (and probably for lots of years to come) I decorated my classroom in a camping theme.