so apparently today is national sibling day (thanks for the heads up, instagram). since i clearly win at that (i have the best siblings, truly), i feel pretty celebratory. also because:
-today was an awesome day in my classroom. i feel like i am - just a little bit - getting my feet under me. today i didn't cry, and i didn't feel dizzy with stress in the midst of chaos (i have almost fainted a few times in days passed), and i didn't feel like i'd been a jerk disciplining kids. my class was happy, and we really learned some good stuff!
-i left school before 9pm! and was pretty much prepared for tomorrow by 5pm!
-i have been planning for our next history unit, and i am really excited about it. it includes the mormon migration west (obviously hits home for me) and the mexican american war (hits home for most of my students). i really enjoy teaching history.
-tomorrow our principal is going to be a guest teacher in my classroom. which means i get a mid-day break, and i get to observe a stellar teacher in action. he's teaching about poetry, something he is passionate about.
-sometimes, and this happened in several moments today, i look at my students as they are lined up or otherwise grouped together and i just get major warm fuzzies. i love these kids.
-the teacher i replaced had her baby! and it was so fun to show a picture to my students, and make a little video clip of them yelling "congratulations mrs. oh and happy birthday olivia!" to send to her.
-after selling my car last saturday, i have a great option to buy from a friend.
-i think i found the best store-bought muesli in the world.
-i read a talk about god's care this morning that was just what i needed and set me off for a happy day.
-tomorrow is friday!!!!!
hey! back to siblings! i am so so so so grateful for mine, all eight of them and their seven spouses. they are the most interesting, adventurous, deliberate, good-hearted people on earth. i'm so lucky to be their baby sister.