"Good Morning Mrs. Ferrell. I want to congratulate you on being chosen as a new first grade teacher! Do you accept this position?"..........
My first thought was....is this really happening?
Let's go back a little bit...I
I've been at home with my 2 kids, enjoying the time with them, watching my son start school, packing his lunches, putting him on the bus each morning, blowing bubbles with my daughter outside....ahhh the good stuff right? Absolutely!!
But as with every good thing, you often think about the things you've given up. I left my profession...teaching is something I wanted to do since I was a little girl and leaving it for me was a very difficult decision. I still remember my last day. Packing up all of my things, and thinking...is this really it? Now don't get me wrong, I was very excited about being at home with my kiddos but I left what I loved doing and that for anyone can be completely life-changing.
Now some of you maybe thinking....is she crazy??? Why would she want to go back to a profession where you don't get paid enough, you get no respect, and resources are limited....well, I have thought about all of these factors. If you asked me 2 years ago if I would come back to teaching, my answer would have been "No...not now."
But it's funny how through the course of those 2 years, the one thing that has remained constant is my love of education.
I continue to teach my kids at home,
I continue creating teaching resources for TpT,
I continue creating graphics for teaching resources,
I continue to read every educational article and link that pops up on my social networks,
I continue to see items in stores and think about how I could use them in a classroom,
Even though I have been out of the classroom for 2 years.....I continue to teach!
I have taught for 9 years so I know the challenges that lie ahead, I know the long hours that I'm about to endure, and I realize that I'm going back to a profession that isn't really appealing to others....but I'm going to continue to teach because I can't image doing anything else.
"Yes, I absolutely accept the 1st grade position!"
So get ready everyone........1st grade ideas are about to take over this sweet ol' blog of mine!!!!!