My very first year of teaching is over and while it was a bit intense to say the least, I can say that I fell more in love with my job everyday. Teaching is one of the most important things in my life and I don’t know what I would do if I weren’t a teacher. I’m sure most people think that teaching isn’t that difficult of a profession, but if you ask any elementary school teacher he/she will tell you that not only do we teach but we provide guidance, love, and support for our kids. Nothing will ever compare to the look on their face when they finally understand a concept you are trying to explain to them; that look of pure confidence and joy is enough to warm my icy little heart. While I am glad to have a bit of a break, I can honestly say that I will miss my little monsters so much and I can’t wait to see how much they’ve grown over the summer when school starts back up in the fall.
Yes, even I have feelings every now and then. Don’t get used to it.