Today was basically the kind of day I think I’d like to have as much as possible once I start teaching full time in Sept. I had a great rapport with the students and it was a great bunch of students. Tons of challenges but all within my wheelhouse. I made the kids laugh, learn, and feel valued. The students were extremely well behaved and we laughed a lot. There was lots of variety in the day, and that helped. I have 2 more days this week with the same class, and I’m truly looking forward to them. Today was the sort of day that teachers wish for – appreciative students, great staff rapport at lunch time, no injuries, and leaving with some of the students exclaiming “you’re the best teacher ever!” Feels good. I know it’s a challenging career for so many reasons – I’m glad I had today as one of the truly great ones to put in my memory banks.