Today was my very first day of school as a teacher. The day is over and I still haven't fully wrapped my mind around that fact. It overwhelms me to think that I have to go back tomorrow. Ha! I mean... I am responsible for a class of second graders until next MAY. Insane. How am I ready for that!?
Today was a blessing. I felt the Lord's presence so much and He calmed every single nerve that I had. I am so thankful for an opportunity to really rest in Him more. I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will never be able to do this on my own. I will need His strength daily. It's incredible being face to face with the realization that I can't do it all and be it all. I NEED Jesus. I can't function without Him.
I had the sweetest half-day with my nine second grade babies. They were incredibly well-behaved and all of the activities that I had planned went smoothly. I was SO impressed by their sweet attitudes and I am really looking forward to using the behavior/management plan that I've implemented because I think it will be really successful in our classroom.
I'm so thankful for how you all have encouraged me and supported me as I have been on this journey to becoming a teacher! I know without a doubt that I am where the Lord wants me for this season and I know this will be such a time of growth.
And really... I could have just jumped up and down that I was able to pray over my students and play Christian music throughout the day. I love my tiny Christian school.
Now, I am taking a few minutes to wind down before I start planning for next week and make dinner for my in-laws! Such a whirlwind of a day. Thanks for thinking of me, friends. :) In the meantime, click through my sponsors there on the right. They are some PHENOMENAL women, y'all. Victoria from Happily Ever Strader even posted here yesterday if you missed it! Talk soon, y'all!