I need lots of good energy this week as it's the fifth grade play--a big moment for the wonderful fifth graders.
I need to give them all I've got, yet I just received a big detour which sunk my energy, challenges my spirit, and is causing me to stay up way past my bedtime.
What's a teacher to do?
First I'll steer clear of all detractors in the days ahead--I don't need that right now.
Next I'll focus in on what I can do and that's to cheer the students along for their big night.
And I'll do what I can to finish the year with strength and positivity--summer will lend a new reprieve.
Finally I'll take the lessons learned via this path and keep them with me as I navigate next year's teaching road.