But I haven't taught the same year twice. Each year I completely start over. New kids = new ideas.
This year is different. This year I am really starting over. As I pack up my classroom, I am not sad or hesitant. I know I have made the right decision to try something new. New things are exciting and anticipation is fun. I love not really knowing what to expect when school starts back up in August. I am looking forward to being pushed and challenged in a new way.
I am excited to work on a team, decorate a new classroom, be on a smaller campus, and work with someone I truly admire for always putting students first. I can't wait to see how seventh graders think and what they are interested in learning about. With that said, I am also slightly terrified of being the "new kid" and messing up.
So for everyone that continues to question my decision...I am moving because I enjoy change. It took me three years to develop enough nerve to follow through with this decision, but now I have no regrets. I am choosing to challenge myself in a new environment so I continue to learn and improve my teaching.
|Some of my favorite things from CHS that have been here as long as I have.|