|Image from I Can Read|
This morning as I woke up. I chose to be happy. It was not a hard decision, the temperature has finally reached above 60, the birds were chirping, my husband was there. And yet, I made a choice to be that way. When I get to my classroom this morning, I will also choose to greet my students with a smile, give them a run-down of our day and end it with a “I am so excited for today.” I do this every day and my students crack up, after all, how can one teacher be so excited about every single day?
The attitude we bring into our classrooms is a choice, and a very important one. There has certainly been days where I have chosen to be in an awful mood, stress will do that to you, but when those kids walk in our door, then I choose differently. I don’t believe in putting on a show for the kids but I do believe in giving them my best, after all, they choose to come to school excited as well. So together we get excited, sometimes we choose to be mellow and snuggle in with books in our special reading spots, other times we meditate on the floor, whatever we do, we choose it together.
So today I choose to be happy and just a little bit goofy. The school year is winding down, my students are having harder time focusing, so together we will not just get through the day, we will experience it. Every moment is a choice we make, whether we acknowledge it or not. What do you choose?