I have unshakable faith in children. They always show me the way. ♥

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

six weeks in...

One of my very favorite things as a teacher happened yesterday.

The beginning of the year is so exhausting and so full of practice and routines and procedures and getting to know each other and building our classroom community. It’s a lot of work; it’s a labor of love. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the moment will happen – the moment when we feel like a community, rather than a class of a different people in the same room. The moment when I know who they are and I love them for all their little foibles and idiosyncrasies and I imagine all of the amazing things they are going to learn (and teach me!) this year.

It took more than six weeks – it was the 29th day of school. And yesterday? Yesterday, I fell in love with my class.

I sort of feel like if I wanted to, I could fly.


mil said...

More--more!! Why today?

mil said...


Jen B said...

I just found your blog (through Yardsticks), and can't stop reading. If teaching is an art, you are a true artist. I'm a career changer at age 42 and waiting to hear if I've been accepted into a graduate program in early childhood education. Thank you for sharing your incredibly intimate insights on your chosen profession, and I am more excited than ever to someday be able to join you!