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I walked around class today with my notebook. My insides were gleaming with joy at what I saw. kids at the makeshift art easel painting letters,kids cutting at the table, kids on the computer, kids playing in housekeeping, kids matching letter cards and naming letters and sounds, kids working well together and all at an even volume. I fought to keep this class. They deserve me,lol. And I deserve them :-). I love their hugs in the morning and I know their smiles are genuine.

Im so happy that they are learning. And though school hasnt been in very long, I so appreciate N for the work she has done with them last year and see the progress that was made last year with just 30 mins per day in the morn of English. This year, they are further ahead than kg2 last year. Add to that the fact that they catch on quickly. I wouldnt dream of holding them back with 1 letter or shape per week. They deserve more than that. They love learning and their parents appreciate it. We are seeing more parents coming in  and thats a good thing.

Fog has slowed us down this week but its ok.Im hoping to really get into some small groups and continue with my assessments because Im on a roll. I thank God that I continue to have good days and weeks. Its always a blessing to do what you love.

Yes, there are irritations, headaches, things that make you go hmmmmm, or even WTH?!?!?!? but the positives in my life outweigh the negatives.

gottaloveit <3


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