Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Love What I Do, Do You?

I love my class. There, I said it. It is only the end of September and yet I feel like I have been with these kids for a year already. They get me. I get them and we are moving along in tandem. It is such a wonderful feeling when this happens. It is often January before I feel my class is working well. In the fall, most of my classes struggle with sharing, taking turns, and treating each other respectfully.

I can’t tell you why we are clicking so early. The makeup of the class is the same as every year…a bell curve of interesting, challenging little faces all looking at me each morning waiting to find out what is in store for them. Some need to be fed, some need to have a little extra attention, and others just tool along on their own. Some catch on quickly and others need repetition. Some have social skills, some do not.

Somehow, this year, this class is simpatico right out of the gate. Maybe it is because we have a student teacher making the ratio smaller. Perhaps the personalities just match up better. I don’t have an answer, but I sure love going to school every morning! When children can get past the social issues, we can get into the academics quickly and then there is so much more we can do. I anticipate tremendous progress for my students by the end of the year I can’t wait for them to feel the power of their own thinking and learning.


  1. I would have to agree with my own class! This is going to be one of the best years. Good luck with the upcoming months. It sounds like it will be a great year.

  2. That is so cool. It always makes things so much nicer when things come together!!

  3. I had that with the class I taught my second year of teaching. I used to think it was because they were easier to handle than my first year's class, but looking back on it, I realize that they were the perfect group of kids for me.

  4. What I love about your post is the sentiment that you always love your class - it just started early this year. This speaks volumes to your love of your job and the self you bring to these kids - ready for love.

  5. There are just some classes which connect early and that's something to celebrate.