This is my 3rd year teaching 5th grade Language Arts and Reading. I see about 55 students everyday for an intense lesson on subject and predicate parts, superlative and comparative adjectives, and how to add tone and voice to a piece of writing. I really do that and much more every day to meet Arkansas teaching standards. I love teaching. When I was seven years old, I knew God's will for my life was to teach. I love the kids, yes, but I really love the written and spoken language. While teaching the ABC's doesn't do much for me, teaching inferencing and personification really does! Today, the entire Middle School staff met in my classroom after school for a meeting, so last night, I moaned and whined about how some of my posters had fallen off the walls. Ticky-tack! Ugghhhh!!! David said he would love to come out and help me restick a few posters, and I was so hapy he wanted to go! He hangs out in my room a few nights a month and we have the best time talking about our favorite genres and laughing at him trying to guess the answers to my morning start up questions. I love my job to the point where I really don't see myself ever quitting. I hate to say I never will, just in case, but it is nothing I forsee. When I teach, I know it sounds corny, but I feel such a sweet spirit. I am more than positive that I am right where our Heavenly Father wants me to be! There is not one place more in the world where I feel so intuned with God's will for my life. The meeting today went great. It felt like a tight squeeze having all teachers, 5th-8th grades, but we fit! So, come on in and have a look around. This is where I spend my 7:45-3:30, Monday through Friday and then some!