So here's what I'm thankful for this week...
- I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with an absolutely fantastic co-teacher this year. I look forward to teaching with her every single day.
- I'm thankful for a seventh grade team of teachers that works together to make things happen. I hit the biggest jackpot when it comes to the people I get to spend my workday with each day.
- I'm thankful for caring, sweet, sympathetic students. I've been under the weather for the past few days, and I can't even describe to you how perfectly well-behaved and wonderful all my classes have been!
- I'm also thankful for students who are full of grit and determination to complete tough tasks. We're in the middle of a long writing assignment, and my students are knocking it out of the park! I'm beaming with pride right now, guys.
I made a goal this past Sunday to spend this week being more positive about my job. I found myself feeling terribly negative last week. It's just so easy to get bogged down in the busy work of teaching and forget for a moment that I'm incredibly fortunate to go to a job that I love every day. Hopefully, if you're taking a moment to read this, you'll find a moment to reflect on the things for which you can be thankful this week, too. I promise it'll give you a happier heart! :)