Friday, September 10, 2010
I read something recently that said to blog whether you have something interesting or not. To keep at it and continue even if you think no one really would care. So here I am....We are finishing week 3 of school and I can honestly say that I have felt peace, anger, frustration, happiness, joy, love, and madness. Seriously in the first few weeks all those emotions have been there. It has been a challenge because I have a new position, but I am still in the classroom at least half my day. The students I encounter on a daily basis are the lowest of the low. They are the struggling readers. I am loving it, yet it is providing to be a great task. First, they have learned coping skills for many years on how to get out of doing work. They couldn't do it so they needed to hide or somehow draw the attention away from the work. How does this translate to my class? I have students who yell out, who lead us on "wild goose chases", and some who just won't even speak out loud when asked because they are too scared that what they have is not right. Please pray with me for these students. I really do like them...a lot.... God has given me compassion to see them through a different pair of eyes.