Friday, August 28, 2009
Pray for patience
This has been the hardest week of school for me ever. I have students that don't understand very much English at all. I have students who are grade levels behind. I have never taught science before and these particular sub-populations were our lowest last year....ESL/Science! This means that I am under great stress. I want my babies to succeed....I so, so want them to be successful but I don't know how to help them. I am having to go back so far in 4th grade curriculum because I have to fill in learning gaps. If I do this, I get behind on the TEKS...thus more stress. I ended the week by crying my eyes out. I keep on telling myself, God will not give me more than I can handle....God will not give me more than I can handle....God will not give me more than I can handle....over and over and over.....I need patience...I need a kind of patience that only the Lord can provide. I need the kind of patience for these kids as my heavenly father has for me. I need guidance from the Lord to know how to teach these precious babies. I also need confidence that I will be able to do it. Last year was a breeze, and now I am realizing that. Please pray that I will have great patience and guidance.