Friday September 2, 2011 Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!
Here are my favorites for this week:
1. Knowing there's a long weekend coming up. Looking forward to sleeping a bit, breakfast out with the hubby, and the completion of a project or two. A couple of things have been hanging over my head, and I’ll be glad to get them all done and start next week fresh.
2. Familiarity / Feeling comfortable. It’s easy to complain about doing the same thing over and again, but I’m loving the comfortable feeling I have in my classroom. Last year I had a new prep, and this year I’m really appreciating the fact that I don’t. Kids ask if I don’t get bored teaching the same thing over and over, but they’re the ones that make it different! And once you reach that comfortable spot, you can branch out and do the fun, creative, inspiring stuff you wished you had time for before.
3. Anticipation. October is my birthday month and hubby has [rather uncharacteristically] dreamt up something to surprise me. He has mapped out ten clues leading up to it. I get my first one this weekend. I’m surprised already and excited!
4. Links. I love getting links from my boys! This week the youngest sent me and his brothers a link for an article he read for his Writing for Media class, and it was great. Every week, I get a link from one or two of them—it lets me see what they’re thinking and reading. I love it.
5. This quote:
“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” (Henry Clay)
I see this in my classroom every day. Some kids say, “Thank you” when I hand their papers back. And when I thank them for helping in even a small way, those teenaged faces light up. Who doesn’t love being appreciated? I vow to do more appreciating!
I appreciate you and your visit—and hope you have a great week ahead.