Today I had one of those ah-ha moments. I don’t get them very often. Today we were working in our center rotations and one TA was in music with a student and my other TA was taking care of an ant issue (maybe a post for another time). I was in the zone working 1:1 with one of my kiddos when the timer went off. I gave my usual spiel “This center is all done, check in with a teacher”… but wait… that meant 6 kiddos needed to check in with me… i quickly put on my super woman cape, checked in with all students and successfully transitioned each one to their next center. As I was walking back to my desk, I stopped for a second and appreciated my success. It’s little wins like this that sometimes mean the most.
For a few seconds, I got to thinking how proud I was of myself. Not for a successful transition, but for reaching my goal and becoming a self-contained classroom teacher. For a few seconds, I recollected how long I dreamed for this to happen, and now this is my reality. For a few seconds, my heart felt full to the brim.