Sometimes I just want to hug my students because they say the sweetest things like how they think I'm going to be a good teacher, how they like how I teach, etc.
I also want to hug them when I read their papers and they are nothing short of amazing. I also want to slap the kids who did a crappy job, but I'll save that post for later.
I'm lucky to have cooperating teachers who are very kind to me even when lessons are chaotic and I'm still learning about how to be a "real" teacher. There are moments in the chaos where I feel proud though. I'm actually doing this! You know how you dream about your future career and hope it will be as fulfilling as you always dreamed it would be? Well teaching does this for me. Those moments where a kid looks at me with new found understanding about a concept or I just know my kids are having a good time and learning too just fill my heart to the brim. It's also in the moments where a student realizes you really do care. For example, I told one of my students I would attend the school play he was in. He was so excited when I actually showed up, and couldn't stop talking about it the next day. It felt good.
The trimester ends this next week. I don't want to say goodbye to my kids, well maybe I'll be fine saying goodbye to a few of them....Really though, my kids are the best and I'm nervous about getting a brand new set and how that will all go down. Nervous, but excited.
I finally broke down and bought all the stuff to do gel nails at home. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I'll have fancy nails for more than five minutes!
Also we're looking at moving. Very seriously. Just waiting to know for sure where the teaching job will be at (I had an AWESOME meeting with my principal, since there will be two openings and MCHS in the English department at the end of the year). Keep your fingers crossed. I know we are crossing ours!