I've almost survived my first semester of being a seventh grade science teacher! Not only have I survived it, but I have loved every single minute of it. Even the yucky, uncomfortable, I'm going to scream moments! We have really awesome kids this year and I really feel like I've been able to connect with at least a few of them on a level that allows me to really be a positive influence in their lives. I know that sounds cliche and teachery. But it's really true. I can't imagine doing anything else. I am much more comfortable in this role than I have ever been in my entire professional life. I've found a work home, and I'm really excited about that!
I'm also very excited for Christmas! It's going to be very different this year, but in such an awesome way! I'm so excited to spend lots of time with all of my family. And have a nice break before we get back to it in February. It'll be lots of fun to have the same break as my Mom and all of my teacher-friends, too.
It appears that we're going to make it through the first half of the year without a snow day, too! I really just want one or two this year, but I'd really be okay with none and getting out of here that much earlier in May...I'm debating teaching summer school, though, so it may all just kind of be a wash...
Alright, I'm done rambling! I love you and miss you all! Can't wait to see most of you around Christmas!
Love to all!