Thank you to Ruth for giving us the inspiration and the space to share celebrations every week!
This week has been busy! I have much to be celebrating, so we'll go day by day.
Monday: Training meeting in the morning. I met a new teacher that I'm mentoring. She's enthusiastic and nervous. It's a great opportunity to get to meet her before the entire staff returns. I'm excited to work with her!
Tuesday: Oh what a day Tuesday!! I spent the morning enjoying cappuccino (my first ever) and yummy home made muffins while talking with a new friend. We met in church. It was one of those talks...you know...where you share about yourself and learn about someone else...where you discover random similarities and you feel like you have found someone important in your life. We talked about so much. I discovered that I'm really an introvert. It's TRUE! I was so shocked, but I feel like knowing that about myself has helped me accept my choices in my life.
Wednesday: Back to School! It's our first official work day and it was great! Seeing everyone again and meeting so many new people is fun. Opening this year felt good and it felt like it's going to be a very good year!
Thursday: More meetings today and I organized most of my classroom library. That felt great! I have over a thousand books, so it takes some time to find the right spot for all of them. I've been in this same classroom for a few years now and I finally feel like I'm using the space wisely! (It takes me that long to figure it out.) I really sat with different ways to plan out my room and I'm happy with the result!
Friday: I finished the books and now onto the fun stuff. Arranging and decorating and organizing! It's not completely done, but I'm so proud of my space. Classes are going to be BIG this year, so we have to utilize every millimeter of the space.
The beginning of school can be stressful (there have been moments) but overall, I feel like this has been one of the best beginnings in a very long time. I'm grateful for the support and the opportunities!
Looking forward to a wonderful school year!