Today was one of those days that left me completely exhausted. We've had illnesses among staff members and had lots of substitutes in the building today! So many substitutes in fact that they couldn't find one to fill in for the para that is usually in my room full time. Oops! My kids were actually pretty wonderful today and things went smoothly until the very end of the day. Suddenly it seemed as if everyone's patience just ran out at once! I had to go deal with a situation but had promised 2 of my girls they could stay after school to redecorate our door. When I came back in, feeling like my spirit was a bit deflated, I found them working hard on this little project. Completely their idea and completely stole my heart.
I am so lucky to have my students.