Ah, it seems every year I find myself here on conference night. It has been so awesome this year. Once in a while you get a class that just clicks. I have truly loved previous classes and I always learn new things from my students. This group though, wow. I'm truly loving that I get to work with each one. They just love learning and I love teaching them so many new things!
I am having a great time sharing all the amazing work each one has done so far this year. I think this is one of the first years of my career I wasn't a bit jittery about conferences. It can be so hard sometimes having the tough conversations with parents. So far the parents have been wonderful and complimentary. I love hearing from parents that their child is loving school this year and that they can't wait to read or write stories at home. REALLY?! That makes me melt!
I'm just going to try to relish in this year. It's been a long time coming and I know it doesn't happen often. All the children we get the privilege to teach hold a special place in our hearts. Some years just happen to be a little smoother than others and this one is going on the books as a keeper. I'm so tired at the end of the day but not from re-directing multiple behaviors or recording on behavior plans. I'm exhausted from doing what I love to do! TEACH!