Not gonna lie, THIS is one of my favorite things. There's nothing that quite compares to the silence and feeling you get from standing in the doorway of your empty classroom at 4pm on a Friday. Especially after a busy week. So many things happened, the challenges and victories, the positives and negatives, that this week the word "accomplishment" doesn't seem to quite fit. Some days they struggle. Some days it feels like I'm just the organ grinder's monkey dancing and doing tricks to get them engaged and keep their interest. 😊😊But this week, we did it. We finished our first unit of the year, took our first major assessment, and we made it to Friday. I've decided to call that a win. So today, like I do every Friday on my way out, I paused to appreciate my little space--which is now OUR space. The space where I do my small part, a few hours a day, to help them become the best versions of themselves they can be. So, I appreciate this space...the space where they (hopefully) learn a little about history and a lot about life.