overwhelmed in a good way!

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  1. teachart

    teachart Comrade

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    Wow, I can't believe I made it through the first week at my new school!

    (You might remember my job hunting saga - I ended up with multiple offers and went with the urban school instead of the wealthy suburban schools that extended offers to me.)

    I was preparing myself for the worst - but things could not have gone more smoothly. Even without A/C in the room, every student created a painting on the first day of art class.

    We had Open House on Thursday and I had the most visitors!

    I work in a diverse neighborhood. Around 90% are ESL and Title One. My students speak 26 different languages, many of them speak Arabic and Bengali.

    The best moment was when a mother from Yemen came into my classroom and removed the veil covering her face to smile at me and shake my hand.

    There is no doubt I made the right decision. My students are AWESOME, the staff is incredibly welcoming, and we're going to have a great year.

    :)
     
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    Yeah! How wonderful!
     
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    Yay!
     
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    You are the light at the end of the tunnel for those of us who may be a little down or discouraged. Yes - it is good to be a teacher!

    Thank you for sharing with us - and that is heartfelt. :thanks:
     
  6. catnfiddle

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    I love this report. I love your rapport. Wonderful!
     
  7. MrsC

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    Love this!
     
  8. ready2learn

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    So happy to read this! Congratulations on making the right choice!
     
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    Love hearing about a happy start to the year!
     
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    Love this!!
     
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    Very cool teachart! :)
     
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    This is so wonderful! :)
     

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