I hope that everyone is enjoying their fourth of July. No picnics, barbecues or fireworks for me- the husband is away for work this month and I am left to my own devices (muahahahaha)! My poor dog just can't handle the fireworks and I didn't want to leave him home alone on the worst day of the year for him!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am leaving my school and making the leap to a new school and a new grade level. It was not an easy decision for me and I must say that even after I had signed on the dotted line a part of me wanted to take it back! I was lucky to spend a day observing at my new school and met my kindergarten team and that really quieted any fears that I had. Now, I am in full excitement mode. Change is good. I read this quote recently:
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”--Maya Angelou
That truly sums up my decision to change. I needed a new experience. I need a new challenge. I hope I can remember that when my little kinders arrive on the first day of school. I hope I can remember that change was my decision when things are done differently or I am not sure how to do the basic things that came as second nature at my old school. I want to be able to remember that I asked for this change, I wanted this change and in order to grow as an educator- I needed this change.
So- to help me remember, I created this 4 x 6 subway art that I can frame and keep on my desk. I uploaded it to a google doc so you can grab it too (for free) if you are interested!