Okay, let's be honest. We all know as educators that the second day together after an extended break is a wee harder.
So with our two hour delay here, my kids came in a little restless. Before we entered our circle, we had some bumps in the road. Rude words. Not Listening. Shouting.
So I know. We circle up. We review the expectations. We discuss.
But. Then I prayed for us.
Well. Not quite like that (but I am an awkward "Out loud prayer"), but we talked about how these moments didn't have to define our day. An opportunity to use our resilience.
I prayed for open minds. For focus. For a patient teacher. :)
And you know. It worked. We moved on. We had a beautiful morning of discussing a classic while working on story maps and then coming up with ideas for our own stories after reading our mentor author.
I'm newer to an environment where I can share my faith with my students. I often feel like I'm stumbling over it.
But I do love these moments where Lord Baby Jesus steps in and shows me that it doesn't have to be perfect.
On to Friday.