Well well well, I am an official, week-old, real live seventh grade teacher. Holy cow!
First of all, I am seriously blown away by the support, encouragement, and help from all the other teachers, administrators, and staff at our school. I have been checked on so many times and given so much non-patronizing help in the last few weeks, and was encouraged so much this week that it will get better! So blessed.
Second of all, holy chattyness. I am sure I was just as talkative at that age (oh wait, still am at this age, oops!), and am trying to stay positive and appreciate that they enjoy being with each other and feel at home enough in my room to act like friends. (The bigger part of me wishes they would sit quietly and listen like little angels, but hopefully with time that will come as well)... =)
Right now my biggest goals are not to help them improve their spelling, become more critical readers, or published authors; my goals are simple: get them to have a more optimistic outlook and positive attitude about being in language arts class, help change their perspective on reading and writing (currently many of them "hate reading and writing" ...so sad!!), and show them that I really care about them!! If they happen to improve their spelling while we're at it...ptL because yiiiikes! ;)
I am exhausted, a tad overwhelmed, but seriously loving it and excited to go back next week!!
Oh and so seriously God has blessed me already so much with a funny, kind, encouraging woman of God to drive with every single day! Yay yay yay, Holly! =)
Happy Saturday, hopefully more to come on seventh grade soon!
- Mrs. Brown =)