I’m lucky this year. Each apple in the bunch is a good one. My students help me remember what I love about teaching.
If they don’t understand something the first time, they try harder.
If they don’t do their very best work, they accept responsibility.
If they make a wrong choice, they reflect and promise to think before they act next time.
They help each other and are kind.
They are extremely adorable.
When they arrive at school they say “Good morning.”
They tell me to have a great day when they leave at dismissal.
Their parents are realistic about their weaknesses and appreciate their strengths. They make sure their homework gets done nightly.
The apples don’t fall far from the tree, do they?
Today was Valentine’s Day. They literally showered me not only with chocolates, lollypops, cards, and hugs. They showered me with love.
I must hold onto these feelings of being loved unconditionally by my students because I realize it does not always happen this way in one classroom in one school year.
For now, I enjoy coming to work each and every day and I am extraordinarily grateful.