Last year I seemed to have lost my footing, but this year I seemed to have found it again. My grade level had a tough group last year. Lots of attitudes, and behavior issues that took the wind out of my sails. I was tightly wound which did not help the situation. This summer my mission was to put forth a positive attitude and have fun. My students are amazing. I am really enjoying my time with them. I joke and laugh with them. I have met with one parent so far whose son had a tough year last year because he did not get along with his teacher and he struggled academically. I reassured the parent that I would look out for him and work with him. At the end of the day some kids including the boy I mentioned were writing on the white board and I told them it was ok as long as they erased it before they left. He responded, “Do you really want me to erase what I wrote?
” I looked at the board and saw that he had written, Mrs. O is awesome. I thanked him for the compliment. Inside my heart sang.