Sunday, August 19, 2012

I am in LOVE!

Yes, it is true.  I have fallen in love again...with 28 amazing 5th graders!

A new school year always floods with me so many emotions: excitement, joy, anxiety, stress, insecurities, confidence...  I am always reminded that I LOVE to teach.

Tuesday was the big day.  As my students walked in, I could tell that many of them were feeling just like I was.  This year I have 28 students, more than I have ever had in my classroom.  I was feeling very overwhelmed with all 56 eager eyes staring at me as I introduced myself after announcements.  8 of those eyes belong to students who are brand new to the school (their eyes were a bit more nervous-looking than most).  As the day progressed, my heart began to fill.

I don't take my job lightly.  Those who know me best know that teaching/children are a passion.  Just recently during a message at church, my friend Erin wrote on a piece of paper, "You have one of the most important/influential jobs in the world!"  It is my mission field.  I decided on Tuesday that rather than being overwhelmed with 28 students, I should realize the opportunity that God has placed before me.

So, I am in love and I don't care who knows it!  I love my kids and I cannot wait to see where this school year takes us as the family of Room 410.   I'm sure I'll keep you posted.