March 1st has finally arrived. I await this day every year. Sometimes it sneaks up on me and sometimes I can barely stand the anticipation.
Every year in March something happens in my classroom of kindergarten students. After ten years I have yet to see this pattern change.
It is the month of connections. Suddenly the foundational skills we have been building on all year, click together to form the puzzles of reading, writing, math, problem solving strategies, the list goes on.
It is the month where, as a kindergarten teacher, I feel validated the most by what I do and I see a twinkle of pride in my students. MARCH, it is the reason I continue to teach kindergarten. It makes it worth all the tissues, tears and turmoil we all go through from September to February.
It is a beautiful thing and I can't wait to get to school today!