Friday, March 4, 2016

Gift 5 -- Patience

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.  :)

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