Lately, I have been going through a lot. I have been struggling with a lot, but with these problems I have rediscovered my joys and my safe place. My classroom. 

I turn off my phone, turn on a smile, and welcome my kids every day with a smile (sometimes an exaggerated wave all the way down the hall), and if I have more and one cup of coffee a loud “Good Morning, Blank!!!!”.

I forget about my problems, we share stories, laughs, and jokes. We smile, hug, do our high fives, and share our successes…and our failures. We learn. We are a family.

They make my heart so happy. Yes, they frustrate me, just like I frustrate them. We all have a love hate relationship with fractions, but we do it together. We never quit, and end each day with a hug or handshake. From 8-4 my classroom is my place. It is my safe place. My escape. My drive.

This (hard, long, but amazing) experience has been so bitter sweet, but with it I am rediscovering myself. Reigniting my love/passion for my career, and with that I am so thankful.

 

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11 thoughts on “My Classroom

  1. Ugh I relate so much to this- it’s amazing and such a blessing to have a job that quite literally recharges/ refreshes my soul. It’s my happy place as well- I can escape from all the other bad stuff in life from 8-4 & I hope my students feel the same way when they are with me. Love this post. Nice slice. Hope all is well.

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  2. I found my comfort in my classroom as well; especially because my hardship came to me the week of school starting, and it was all I had to hold on to. I found that immersing myself in doing things for my classroom and my kids not only distracted me from my life falling around me, but it also gave me the laughs, the smiles, and the strength I was missing when the kids weren’t around. I had to be strong around them, I couldn’t help but smile and laugh when they were around. It was the peace I didn’t really think I could find. This class this year has no idea how much of an impact they had on my personal life- these 5 year olds literally saved me from falling in such a deep hole. I truly believe that children are the absolute best medicine for a broken heart. I’m so glad you’re finding a similar peace in your life through your classroom!

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  3. I am grateful for this post, as I share many of the sentiments , but never really realize how lucky we are to be teachers. This phrase is so true-“They make my heart so happy.”

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  4. I live in a small house with my husband, three young adult male children, a dog and a cat. My classroom is my sanctuary. I can order my desk the way I want it. The kids are laughter, chaos and frustration, and my heartstrings. I feel lucky to come home to my “boys”. but I so enjoy the identity I get and bring to my classroom home. Thanks for sharing. Working (and cleaning) is the best therapy I know.

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