One thing that is different from a year ago that I am grateful for...
Our school has undergone a lot of changes from last year to this one, so I could name any number of things that have changed, from staff and administrative changes to room changes.
|view from new classroom door|
One of the things that is different from a year ago that I am grateful for is my new classroom. My previous classroom was in a trailer. I didn't mind the trailer; in fact, it was nice. I wouldn't have minded having a bathroom, but the trailer was okay. I shared the trailer with a computer lab.
|view from my desk|
But this year I'm in the main building. I have a new classroom. It is bigger than my trailer was. I no longer have to go outside the building in the rain, sleet, and snow (like the Post Office). I don't have to go inside the main building just to get to a restroom or to the teacher workroom. Now I can just go down the hall.
My students no longer have to brave the rain and cold in order to get an education from me. They get to come down a brand new hallway and enjoy a classroom that is unlikely to be blown away by a strong crosswind. They can come to my class when it's storming out and not worry that they could be struck by lightning. (You'd think that wasn't a possibility...but...there is a story behind that comment.)
While change is necessary, I don't often like it. However, in this case, I am very grateful and feel very blessed.