I am so incredibly happy at my new building and in my new position. Words can't begin to articulate the joy I feel now when I go to work. My building radiates sunshine and smiles and glitter and encouragement and all of the other spectacular things teachers need to feel in order to be the best teacher possible for kids. It's indescribable.
My team is amazing. Not only are they experts in their craft, they are willing to share and adapt their instruction to best meet the needs of kids. They answer my every question, listen to my suggestions and ideas, and make me feel welcome and part of the fifth grade family. It's so great to be inspired by these phenomenal teachers who truly are there for kids.
I feel like I'm breathing again. I'm being challenged and working harder than I've worked in a LONG time. At the end of the day, I'm exhausted. I'm hungry. I can barely get out of my big purple teacher's chair. But...knowing that I get the opportunity to help my fantastic twenty three fifth graders make a difference in the world with the support of my school behind me makes me smile all over again. And even on the brink of report cards and parent teacher conferences, I can't help but reflect on how truly happy and lucky I feel to be at the place I am today.
Yep, I'm pretty happy. :)