This week I went back to the classroom. It’s been almost 2 years since I taught elementary school. I was a little nervous at first, but I am back in my groove. My assignment this year is 4th grade Reading/Writing.
The first day left me exhausted! Then again, it usually does every year. I come home from a long day of teaching procedures, barely able to stand, as limp as a dishrag. The word tired just doesn’t come close to what a teacher feels that first day.
But this year was different than the other 5 years of teaching. This year, I have a husband to come home to! What a wonderful guy he is! He grilled steaks and made all the fixings for me. It was a huge blessing to have that after such a rushed and chaotic day.
There were flowers, too!
All in all, it’s been a great week! I’m privileged to have such a great grade level staff, administrators, parents, and sweet students to work with each day. We’ve giggled and laughed and learned about poetry, reading, and writing all in the first week. Not bad! Boy, has it worn me out!!
Below are a few pictures from my classroom this week. I’m anxious to get student work up on the wall. Perhaps next week.