Monday, April 11, 2011


You know, no matter what day it is, what life you have, and all of the circumstances OF your life, there are only two ways the day can go. I think that's a choice. I can focus my time right now on the crisis that the educational system finds itself, and more dear to me still, the job that I may or may not have next year. I could focus on the fact that another chair broke in my classroom and I have to figure out where that kid is going to go until the budget "unfreezes" and we can order new chairs. I could focus on the kids that can not follow three step written and spoken instructions with visual cues. I could definitley focus in on that fact that *gasp* IT'S MONDAY!

But today I sat in my chair before the kids came in to class (or rather I met them for breakfast in the cafe') and I had a cup of coffee. I didn't have to take my jacket off today, mainly due to the fact that I didn't need one today. I FINALLY got to wear a spring dress instead of frumpy old pants that don't fit anymore (because I SHRANK!...TWO SIZES!). I didn't bring my computer home this weekend because I didn't have to grade anything. And ALL day today, my students have been doing wonderful things! Check out this smiley face that was assigned for homework:

And you know what? I can't figure out how to get the darn thing right side up! But I don't care, because this student did EXACTLY what I asked her to do and I can tell she loved doing it as much as I loved seeing it.

It just goes to show that 80 degrees comes in more than sunbeams. It comes in smiles, deep breathes, and a positive mind!

Enjoy your sunbeams!

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