Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thankful Thursday

We've had a crazy week. Full moon and some kind of interruption every single day during our literacy time (fire drill Monday, pictures on Tuesday, code red drill Wednesday and tornado drill today!). Goodness.

Despite this craziness, I have seen some uber sweetness in the kids around me this year and it makes my heart happy after my rough year last year. I am so incredibly thankful for the kids I have this year. Firstly, since it is now October, we did our October Currently in class and the kids were SO excited about it! They just thought it was so cool that they got to do it again :)

During today's tornado drill, one of the mainstream students from the ASD classroom was upset and crying. I would imagine it was sensory related and she probably didn't really understand why we were all huddled in the space we were. Another second grader from her mainstream class just reached over and rubbed her back to help her feel safe during the drill. It was probably the sweetest thing I have ever seen. What a rockstar that girl is to help her friend like that! 

And at the end of the day today, as we were dismissing kids, I was holding the door for the kids and a student, whom I don't even know (so I'm not sure if she's a second or third grader) comes up to me and says, "Mrs. Wood, you are beautiful" and smiles and walks away. How super sweet! 

It is little friends like them that make me so thankful that I stick it out despite the tougher kids....they make it all worth it. They really do.

Another awesome thing today was my student teacher had her first observation. I have a hard time just accepting praise (as I am vastly insecure even though most people don't realize that). My student teacher's supervisor said he loved my attitude toward helping my ST grow and learn and that I was his favorite CT :) Made me smile. And the kids loved the lesson she taught so that was even better. They were engaged and all wanted to share their stories with her. 

And lastly, I got to see some new (ultrasound) pictures of my grandbaby this week. (Still weird to say grandbaby when talking about myself!) In one picture the baby looked like he or she was waving. As unpleased as I was to learn I was going to be a very young grandma....let's be real, that baby already stole my heart and he/she isn't even here yet! 

What are you thankful for this week?

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