Wanna know the cool thing about kids? They don’t expect perfection.
I did a room transformation and planned a grinch comprehension breakout for a little extra motivation and engagement right before break. The room didn’t really look the way I had envisioned it in my mind, but the kids LOVED it. They didn’t care that the decorations weren’t perfect, or the lights weren’t spaced out evenly, or the curtains weren’t hung straight. They seriously lost their minds when they saw what the room looked like. It was pure joy and excitement on their faces. They were also so engaged and worked so hard to complete the challenges.
That’s what teaching and learning is all about. Things won’t ever be perfect, but together things can be pretty dang exciting and joyful. I love my job so much.
Hi! My name is Mikaela, and I am currently in my second year of teaching second grade. I am working at a Title I school with a diverse population of learners.