The education edition of the traditional, “I’m Thankful For…” game:
I’m thankful for…
…having a job.
…having a class of sweet kids even though there are only 10 of them and it sometimes feels like there are 30.
…having an awesome para who “gets it” and is totally committed to the job.
…having great people around me who are both good friends and good colleagues. They share resources, ideas, and laughs.
…being part of a staff that raised over $3,000 in a week to support staff members in need following Hurricane Sandy.
…those precious early morning minutes before anyone else arrives, when I’m the only one on my floor, when all is quiet and still and I can be as productive as I planned to be.
…the steady stream of “Good mornings” that begins soon thereafter.
…the group of students from last year who make it a point to stop by my room most every morning even though their classroom is two floors up and they really have no reason to be on my floor.
…the fact that when I walk into their classrooms (or the classrooms of other former students), everyone screams my name, work pretty much stops, and their teachers only smile, never complain.
…the fact that I have this wonderful Thanksgiving holiday break to spend with family and friends, doing what I feel like doing, enjoying the season.
…the fact that you read my blog and support me through it. Thanks to all of you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.