Gratitude journal: My kids

Tonight I am grateful for my students. They aren’t always perfectly behaved, and there are days when they can be more than challenging, but they are a cohesive group of kids who genuinely like one another and do not suffer from the drama that can afflict the lives of so many ten and eleven year old kids.

It’s rare to see a group of kids come together so completely as this year’s class has, and while I’m not exactly sure how or why it has happened (I have theories), I am supremely grateful to them for this unusual level of maturity.

I love my job, but somehow this year’s class has helped me to love it even more.