One of my favorite sayings is "What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger".
I currently teach a blended Early Childhood Special Education/Title 1 class. My sweeties range in age from 3 to 5 years of age. I have a morning class of younger students and an afternoon class of little ones who will go to kindergarten the following year. Without a doubt this is where my heart is! I have taught all the way to 7th grade, but I love the little ones. They crack me up! Their logic makes me happy. For instance, I had a little boy who got a cat (that happened to be black) when I asked him what he named his cat he looked at me like, "duh! His name is black kitty!" Why didn't I think of that?! I also was a parent educator in a program called Parents as Teachers. It began in Missouri, but other states also have the program. I would conduct home visit with parents who had children from birth to age five and take them developmental information.....what to expect at their child's age and things to do to help with their child's development. I loved that job, too. I think it really helped me become a better teacher. I was in many homes and saw where my students were coming from, the struggles parents had, and how that affected the whole child, especially at school. I missed the classroom though and jumped at the chance to teach at my current job. I am beginning my 5th year at my school. I love my kids AND I love the people I work with. After a particularly stressful day, they pick me up. I feel so much love from them. We would do anything for each other. You can't beat that with any job!
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