Yes, I am aware that this poor blog site has been incredibly neglected…. It has almost been a whole term, Term 1. And there’s the answer.
Term 1 is that crazy, busy term. In every classroom, not just in my small cabbage patch-(yes, a whole room of very green cherubs).
Because it is the term for building relationships. From the simple… knowing their favourite colour to offer it to them before they ask, chatting to the younger brother or sister who comes into the room in the morning, checking out those wobbly teeth (and predicting how many days it will be before it comes out)
Establishing trust with a new group of parents. For they entrust their precious people into our room.
I spend most of Term 1 showing MY three jobs:
Yes, I need to tell the cherubs that these are my jobs, but I hope to SHOW them that these are my jobs through my words and actions.
Here are my “jobs”
1. My first job is to keep ‘you’ safe,
2. My secondj’job is to LOVE ‘you’,
3. My third ‘job’ is to help ‘you’ learn.
And that is it!
It’s simple really.
But it is more than words….. and that takes TIME.
So, that is where I have been.
What about you?
Is Term 1 emotionally draining for you too? (please say yes, please say yes).