Monday, October 11, 2010

Reflections on Thankfulness

I realize that I haven't been that great at updating this blog now that school has started, and so it was great to see a tweet this afternoon about a Fall Blog Challenge, given by Melanie Holtsman. I hope that it will get the writing juices flowing.

Looking through the list of topics that were given for each week, I decided to switch things up a little, since today is Thanksgiving in Canada, I would like to be thankful today!

So, as a teacher, what am I thankful for? So many things! I am thankful that I can work in a school with a great, friendly and helpful staff. I am thankful that I can talk to any of the teachers I work with about problems I'm having in my classroom and get support.

I am thankful for every one of my students. What a privilege it is to have 19 second graders to fill your life with joy every morning, as you hope you do the same.

I am thankful that even when there's a bad day (and there are several) I know that tomorrow, we can turn it around.

I am thankful for a spectacular Teacher's Assistant in my classroom who does things before I even think to ask her, and keeps my room organized (even if the organization of the room just makes my desk make that much worse!)

I am thankful for parents. Even though some may be overbearing at times, I know they want the same thing that I want... what is best for their child.

So in conclusion, I am thankful that I am a teacher with so much to be thankful for. How about you?