I was over reading the latest post from my dear friend Kim at Finding Joy in 6th Grade and had an epiphany. Funny how that can happen sometimes..and always when you least expect it.
You see, Kim was writing about how she, at times, feels unworthy to blog about her mundane routine at school. That sometimes, what she is doing just seems, well..unblogworthy. And, I gotta tell you, sometimes I do too. I read other blogs and think, "Man, those people know what they are doing! They have amazing classes and amazing things going on all.the.time."
Then I thought about my blog.....and I thought about you. Do you think that about MY blog?? Do you walk away thinking that I am doing amazing things all.the.time with my amazing class? That's when it hit me. You probably do.
Well, I am here to set the record straight. It is not always sunshine and lollipops in my classroom with major learning and fabulous lessons going on. Sometimes, we are doing the mundane everyday stuff, with lesson bombs and wth moments.
However, when I blog, I really honestly only write about that 10 minutes a day when the awesomeness ensues. I mean, who wants to read about little Johnny standing in the wrong spot in line or sweet Sally dramatically retelling what happened at recess?
Just like you, things go well...then they don't.
There are great light bulb moments...and then there aren't.
The kids come up with amazing connections...and then they just sit there staring.
So, what all of this long winded post is trying to say is that us bloggers...we really are just like you. We have all the great things happening that YOU are having, and all the heartaches, frustrations, and not so great things happening that YOU are too. It is my hope that my blog can serve as a starting off point for you to do things in your room that you think will help...and I sincerely hope that you don't read my blog and walk away feeling that what you are doing is somehow "unworthy" (like I know, as Kim said and I concur, is a feeling shared by many of us) and that I am not making you feel like you can't do it all because I seem to "have it all together".
Because let me tell you....I don't. :)
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