Some days in the classroom are challenging. Some days you go home and stress eat all the pizza. And some days a teacher friend sends you a thank you text right when you need it the most.
Have you thanked a teacher friend today? Told them that they're awesome? Let them know that they inspire you? Encourage you? Keep you sane?
I've been blessed with a lot of great friendships in my life, and every single day I am grateful for those friends that I can also call colleagues. In my classroom I'm never alone and when I am it's likely that I'm scarfing down a granola bar, running to the bathroom, and having a disagreement with the copy machine. I'm constantly surrounded by 25 8 year-olds. They are genuinely funny people who challenge themselves daily. However, it's also cool to talk about things that aren't Minecraft, unicorns, or 25 different Elf on the Shelf locations within the first 30 seconds of the day.
Teacher friends: I salute you. Thank you for waving when you walk past the door. Thank you for chatting while we make copies. Thank you for going to the diner for Friday lunch. Thank you for texting, for facebook-hearting, and for being there when the going gets tough and even more for recognizing when the going is great.
Teacher, reader, tea drinker, and dog mom.