Happy September! You can TOTALLY tell people are starting back to work since it's the 4th of September and I'm still in the first 100 to post this month's currently :)
Listening: The Littles are watching Phineas & Ferb in the next room
Loving: After lots of moving things around due to a growing class size, I'm quite tickled with how my classroom setup turned out. I didn't take new pictures of it but may do that this week.
Thinking: After spending hours and hours (and hours!) in my classroom setting things up, with help from a student teacher, how can I possibly still have a To-Do list a mile long??
Wanting: Definitely need more hours in my day. Every day this week, except today, I was up by 5, at school by 7 and then either running to appointments after work or staying late and then coming home to do graduate work. I feel like I haven't seen my husband, let alone my kids.
Needing: My teaching partner took an unexpected leave at the last minute and we've had some drama trying to find a fill in. It would be super nice to have a teaching partner to collaborate with this year....but I've flown solo before (*all last year*) and will again if need be.
3 Goals: Boundaries--see "needing". Last year I had two partners who were not collaborative. I did much of their work. This year, I refuse to carry the entire grade. So boundaries it is. Patience--I can't control what happens with the long-term job so I just need to practice my patience and take care of my own class and pray things work out. Finally, Love--my goal is to love every child that comes through my door, regardless of what makes them tick. As an urban teacher, I totally know our kids come to us with a lot of baggage that kids in the 'burbs often can't even fathom....I'm going to love them all, no matter what.