Hi Open the Magic Readers,
Today, I would like to
take this time to open my heart and share a little piece of my puzzle.
Let me first start off by saying I CAN NOT believe Monday is June 1st.
Where did the year go? If you have been following me from the beginning
of Ramona Recommends, you know I have had quite the road trip of getting
back into the classroom like so many other wonderful educators. I did
have my own classroom, but because of budget cuts was let go. I had
to swallow my pride and do jobs that sometimes I felt just like the
guess what, it was ALLL worth it. I gained insightful knowledge from the teachers I worked with/for and was able to start Ramona Recommends. At
the time, I of course felt upset and frustrated because I wasn't in my
own classroom, but in hindsight I won. This year God blessed with "my
right place". I prayed night and day for 4 years. I did not want just a
job, I wanted a place that I would call home. I believe I was put on
earth to share my love of life and books with kids. I hold kindheartedly
love love love the profession of teaching. Yes, sometimes I want to cry
because I am overwhelmed with the amount of extra work, but in the end
it is worth it. I believe I have worked so hard to be where I am today.
Want to read how it all started in room 20?
Each morning, I wake up thrilled to go to work. My kids, my team and my colleagues are my second family.
week, I watched my 5th graders investigate, help each other, and give
encouragement to their classmates. It was a proud moment for me. I have
seen this many times before, but last week it pulled on my heartstrings.
I am fortunate to be working with students who have good hearts and
know how to be kind. Each morning, I stand at the door welcoming my
students with a smile. I want them to know I am excited they are here.
At 2:50 each day, I stand at my door with my hand ready to high five my
28 rays of sunshine. It is our tradition.
Our last day
is June 18th and quite frankly I am not ready to say good-bye. This
group has been SUCH a pleasure to teach this year. I even had one
student memorize the periodic table. #that'sdedication. I hope they
always remember my classroom motto, "Let your HEART be your
Compass!"-Lady Antebellum I love you Room 20!!!