Right now I have 10 first graders and 8 kindergarten students. I must say, knock on wood, it is going pretty great so far. I feel like I am finally starting to get in the swing of things with my new class. Teaching two curriculums will be a challenge but I feel a lot more confident about it now than I did a few weeks ago during pre-planning.
I HAVE to say a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to my friends!!!! They have REALLY been there for me supporting, encouraging and helping me through this transition. I am soooo incredibly lucky to have surrounded myself with such smart, generous and sharing women. I know how crazy things are for everyone at the beginning of the year and for them to take the time to be there for me just absolutely blows my mind. Over the past few weeks I have come to realize how truly blessed I am. I hope that everyone gets the chance to have such wonderful friends in their lives.
One of the best tips that my friend Susie said to me this week is to "just breathe". As you are starting up the year and you are surrounded by the chaos of life, remember to take a moment and breathe.
SHINE on everyone!