Friday, September 08, 2006

Five is the Magic Number

If you've been wondering about my lack of posts this week, well, I've been quite busy. My days have been spent at the Kindergarten classroom. Along with my teaching partner, I've been cutting, taping, planning, creating, and laminating to make the most inviting classroom I can. Today, we had an hour where the children came to visit and had a mini day. I couldn't have asked for a better first hour of kindergarten. They were so excited to be there and to be five and to be painting and to be a big kindergartener!

Last year, I was with children only 15 hours a week. That wasn't enough for me. So much of my identity was wrapped up in being a teacher for five years and then, with this move, I was no longer a teacher. Well, I was, but only for 15 hours a week. I will be careful to not have my professional life become such a large part of my identity because you never know where life will take you. However, I feel like I have a professional purpose again.

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