Anyway, despite the upheaval and extra work that that implies for me and the disruption in the flow of the day for the other students, there have been moments of great learning and fun. Here are a few:
|Construction Center - always a crowd pleaser.|
|ABC Center - matching letters.|
|Pretend and Learn Center - coffee, baby, and talking on the phone. Look like anyone you know?|
|Washing dishes, mopping the floor....funny how you hate it when you actually HAVE to do it.|
|Using the Letter Wall to write the words to his story. Yesss!|
|Discovery in the Science Center. The goggles are the main attraction.|
|MAJOR back up on the mix master!!|
I'm so tired. It just gets worse every year and it will continue to with the continued impact of he budget cuts. I'm less sure every day that it is worth it in the end.
I can't pour myself into this job without great personal cost to my health and the priority of my husband/family.
I have enjoyed so much about teaching in the 5 years I've done it but I would be lying if i didn't admit I wasn't looking forward to the end.
In a couple of years we plan on starting a family and I want to stay home to care for our children (in which ever way they enter our lives).
I hold onto that light at the end of my tunnel for now and try to do the authentic teaching that gets results and allows for individual growth whenever I can squeeze it in between the endless assessments, interventions, 'proof of learning' activity products, and other mindless paperwork.
I will always try to look back at this time with fondness but also with gladness, that I could be released to do the even more weighty work of eternal value that is my family.
I can't wait to see where else the Lord will lead. :)