I woke up this morning and I decided I wanted to give a different kind of gift today. I wanted to give a gift to my first graders. I have been a bit crabby lately due to the back pain I am experiencing. So I decided that I was going to give the gift of extra kindness and patience to my class.
Wow was this a hard gift to give. All day long I had to remind myself of my gift. Several of my first graders did not want to listen or follow directions no matter how nicely I asked. There were two times when I thought I was going to just lose it, however I sat down closed my eyes and just took a moment. I came home exhausted.
I stopped at Starbucks and picked up a Strawberry Frappuccino and came home and took a nap. This was not an easy gift to give but I worked on it all day. :)