This year marked the start of my THIRD year of teaching. How crazy is that?! To think I’ve had a career for a third year in a row makes me feel weirdly too grown up. Regardless, this year was special for a couple of different reasons: I didn’t have to find a new job; when I came back to school this year students knew who I was, which is such a nice feeling to have someone say “Hi Mrs. Barium” each time they see me after having chemistry last year; I painted my classroom and it rocks (it’s not perfect, but it rocks!); and I just have this weird sense of calmness about teaching this year.
I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it hasn’t. I don’t think it will. It’s nice. I’m not completely overwhelmed and frazzled like I was last year. I have more confidence in what I’m teaching and I’m doing less prep and more grading. Hallelujah!
It just feels nice. So much so, I think I’ll teach for a few more years! 🙂
I wanted to share some photos of my classroom this year! I painted my classroom on the last day of school last year and did some rearranging and additions this year 🙂 It feels SO much better! It’s nice to have a classroom to call my own.