I last blogged on May 14th. Wow! Let me explain where I've been. Physically, I've been in good ol' South Carolina. Mentally, I was not here.
I was having fun ending the school year with my little munchkins. I was even planning how I wanted to decorate my room and what I wanted to leave up on my walls. I won't even mention that I was thinking about what I wanted to change about my lessons for the the upcoming year.
Two days. Two days before the end of the year, I was called into my principal's office. She said that I was being moved to 3rd grade. I cried and cried. I didn't want to leave 2nd grade. I've been teaching 2nd grade for four years. I taught 5th my first year and asked to move. I love the little kids. I wish that I had my early childhood degree.
I felt like my heart shattered. I didn't understand. I didn't want to understand. A teacher that I work with told me that I was letting the Devil win. She was right. I let the Devil right on into my heart. I was furious and upset. I took home ALL of my teaching stuff. It's currently stretched from one end of the hallway to the next. When I said that I was upset, I meant it. My plan was not to return. I wanted to get another job.I didn't want to talk about it. I wanted to pretend that in August she was going to change her mind.
Well, I truly believe that God places people where they need to be. I did not get another job, and I am okay with that. It has taken me until now, to be okay with the decision.
I got over it. Today, I finished up my long range plans and sent them to my team leader to see what she thought. I'm actually a little excited. Change is hard, but change is also good.
My principal did not want me to loop. But, the good news is that I will know almost every child that will be in my classroom next year with the exception of any new students who enroll. It is really neat that I will get to start my year off already knowing my students. That is exciting.
So, that's where I've been. I'm heading to the beach next week. I'm ready for a vacation. I should be back to blogging at least once a week after that. I miss my friends.
Last, I'm now having to think about changing my blog's name. Huh...lots to think about.
Lots of love,