So Fortunate

As a teaching Vice-Principal, I am truly amazed by all that I get to experience each day.  Not only do I teach Health & Career Education and French to intermediate students, but I also have the opportunity to be the Early Literacy Teacher in our school.  During my Early Literacy teaching time, I work with students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2.

Today, as I was working with my 6th group of Kindergarten students for the morning (15 minute blocks for each group), in 3 classes, I came to a wonderful realization … 

My jaw hurt …

… from smiling so much for the last hour and a half.  These kids make me so proud, so impressed, so enthusiastic.  They are so excited about learning. They love school and all that school offers: friends and adults who care about and have fun with each of them every day.

How fortunate I am to be able to work with these wonderful students who make me smile all day.

Do we have our challenges at times? Of course.  Are some of these students challenging, particularly when they are in groups?  Oh yah.  Are they each wonderful kids with a bright future? Yes, they are. They are sweet, caring, funny, happy, and full of energy. They are resilient.

They are our future and I am so fortunate to play a small part in their school career.

What made you smile today?

When was the last time you smiled so much your jaw hurt?


Published by Tia M. Dawson

There are many things that define who I am as a person. First of all, I am a mother of 3 wonderful children! I can not express how fortunate we are to have our children in our life! Secondly, I am an elementary educator who recently returned to the classroom after 12+ years as an elementary school administrator. Lastly, I am passionate about helping others, learning about abuse, helping others in abusive relationships, and helping others understand their worth.

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