We all know that teaching is a tough job. It is hard work that comes with many stresses. In the end the reward is great, but sometimes it’s tough to see on a daily basis. In order to keep myself sane and crack a few smiles on the faces of those silly little children that walk through my door every day, I like to do a little something that puts a personal touch in the room once in a while. My subject, Mona.
She gets dressed up for holidays, seasons, testing, and any other excuse I can think of. Above are a few examples of Mona from last year. There is no real reason for doing it other than it makes me happy and it makes my kids happy, which therefore, makes it absolutely worth it. I highly recommend finding a way to put a smile on your face each day. Whether it be Mona or grumpy cat (yes, I now have this as a poster in my classroom…) the more you have fun, the more enjoyable you will find your job.
October’s a tough month people, go into it prepared.
P.S. If it’s one of those days where you are really struggling to find the joy, just watch Kid President. That boy is amazing.