Friday, October 25, 2013

i used to pray...


we've made it through yet another week. we have had a LONG week in third grade. standardized testing is never fun.. but it's especially not fun when you have to do it every.single.day. of the week. just makes for a really interesting (read: non-academic) afternoon. we have spent a lot of time at recess and a lot of time inside enjoying being with each other. if you would have told me a month ago that i would be at the place i am right now with this class i would have laughed in your face. the first month of school was tough, y'all. i was not happy, my kids weren't happy, it was a mess. but we have finally.FINALLY.gotten into a groove with each other and i can honestly say i look forward to spending my days with them. some days i leave school feeling like i have it all together and i am a really good teacher. and other days i don't know if i will make it through the week. but the lord has taught me so so much through these little 8 and 9 year olds and for that i am so thankful. my faith has been pushed to its limits but he always draws me back in and shows me so much grace. i am so thankful for the opportunity to teach. i am thankful for kids who want to learn. i am thankful for my co-workers who make my days so much more entertaining. over the last couple of weeks i have been really trying to figure out my next step. where i want to go. what i want to do with my life. i by no means have it all figured out. heck, i barely have anything figured out. but what i do know is that i will end up right where i belong and i will bloom right where he is planting me. happy friday, y'all. do something this weekend that sparks a fire in you to really really enjoy life. we have so much to be thankful for.


5 comments:

  1. I love that quote! What an amazing reminder.
    I'm starting to finally get in my teaching groove this year. I'm glad to hear that you are too!
    Happy Friday!

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  2. This was incredibly encouraging! Thanks for the reminder that teaching is worthwhile :)

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  3. Love this! I have so much respect for teachers and all that y'all do and have to go through day in and day out!

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  4. I love this post. People think teachers have it easy and have it all together. There are some days I don't know which end is up and feel like jumping out the nearest window into the grass when super frustrated. In the end, it is worthwhile and I am sure you are making one big impact in the lives of your students!

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  5. that's such a great quote! i am glad that things are going better in your classroom. my kids (high schoolers) have been crazy lately and there are definitely more days that i feel like it's all falling apart than i feel like i have it all together but just keep taking it a day at a time. i'm sure your kids adore you and you are changing their lives. :]

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