For the last three weeks I have been teaching second grade.
Holy cow, I am exhausted.
It is a love/hate relationship.
Today, was a rough day. The one thing that made me smile is to hear my kids laughing. I love getting to know them. There is one boy in particular that doesn't talk to anyone. He doesn't respond to any of the other teachers. Only Me. When this boy was little, He had a traumatic brain injury. The result of this is that he has a very low IQ. He also has a very hard time processing things. I have already seen so much improvement that past couple of days. Today, he finished one whole assignment by himself with very little promptings. He got them all right too :) He was so excited to give me "High Fives". After he finished his assignment, he looked over at me and said, "Guess what Mrs. Pettersson? My grandma has A LOT of grapes!" It was something so simple but it made me so happy! The cool thing is, his goal is to just recognize letters and write them. But he is totally accomplishing his goals and more!
Things like this make my job SO worth it!