Wow, it's been quite a while since I've been on here.
As many of you know, this year I started my student teaching year. (The reason why I haven't even had time to sleep let alone write on my blog!)
Before the school year began, I had so many questions, doubts, reservations and fears.
What if I find out teaching just isn't for me?
What if I don't get along with my mentor teacher?
What if the kids don't like me?
The first day of school for the district that I am teaching in was August 28th. On that first day of school, once I saw those fifth grade faces, all of my questions were answered. I've never felt more like myself and more at home than I do right now.
Every single day, those students make me laugh. They make me think and they challenge me as both a teacher and a learner. They drive me to be the best version of myself. They make me look forward to each 8 hour school day, and it doesn't even bother me (that much) that i'm not getting paid!
I am so thankful to finally feel like myself for the first time in a long time.
I am finally excited for my future.