Monday, July 29, 2013
Today I begin teaching summer school. I have the the 9 neediest children coming from Kindergarten into First Grade. Extremely needy academically, of course, but also needy from the lack of parental support and with behavior problems to boot! I am definitely not looking for a pat on the back because this is what I am meant to do. I always want my previous year's kids back because they know the routine, my expectations, and my concern for them. This group does not know me and I only have 16 days. I have to remember this in order to set the tone for the whole school year.
While I have to teach a lot of reading today, I also have to remember patience!
And...one of the greatest teachers and example of patience ever -
So give me patience today! I can't promise that I will have it when I return home, but I am going to need it here, too. Patience to go through a workout when it is the last thing I want to do, and patience to accept whatever number the scale gives me, since this is weigh-in day. I have set my mind to it and all of these WILL happen today! Have a wonderful day everyone!