This year, I am back to daily substitute teaching. I live in an area that has a large surplus of qualified teachers and supply teaching is the only way to work towards having a classroom of your own. Although there are many challenging days, I think it is important to try and stay positive. I absolutely love Mrs. Beattie's idea for a linky she titled "A Year of Awesome". We should push ourselves to look for the "awesome" in every day (even if it is something small)! When I am feeling discouraged about not having a permanent position, I try to remind myself that I am lucky to be substitute teaching at all. Yes, it is even extremely competitive to get on a supply list where I live! So here is a glimpse into my week of awesome! :)
Although I was technically "off" today, I still went to my other job. I have worked as a home school teacher for a family for almost four years. I absolutely love being able to teach one-on-one at our own pace. We decided to do my Thanksgiving Turkey - Writing Activity (available for FREE on Teachers Pay Teachers). We did this same activity last year so it was neat to compare what she wrote last year to this year. One thing she was thankful for (that stayed the same this year and last year) was - ME! That made me feel AWESOME! I am so thankful to have been her teacher since kindergarten.
Last year on the left - This year on the right
Check out what she wrote on the red feather! I am a lucky teacher.
There are play structures for the kids to play on near the entrance to the farm.
I am so thankful for my fiance, my family, my friends, my felines and of course, I am thankful to be a teacher even if that means having to daily substitute teach (for now)! :)
Freddy and Eli
Make sure to head on over to Mrs. Beattie's blog to read about her Week of Awesome and link up!