Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Team that Stands (or shops) Together...

I love my diverse grade level team! There are 5 of us at 2nd grade and we are all unique. We encourage each other and celebrate the differences. We have fun talking before and after school and that alone can make a hectic day much nicer!

For the second summer in a row, we have taken a day trip together to do some "before school" shopping. Wichita doesn't have much variety when it comes to  teacher stores so we head out early on a summer morning to travel to Kansas City or Oklahoma City for the day. An hour or two spent shopping, discussing and helping each other find things to go with our themes, and we need a break. More often than not, we find ourselves at The Cheesecake Factory! After lunch and, of course, some yummy cheesecake, we find the strength to get back out there and do some more shopping!

A few days after school was out, we went to Emporia State University to hear Harry Wong speak. It was nice to see that there were so many teachers who were willing to travel from all over Kansas during their summer break to hear him speak. Of course, we took a few minutes to stop and get a picture of us in front of the home (now museum) of our school's namesake, William Allen White who was a well known journalist in Emporia, Kansas.

We have also become a 21st century team. As of last month, we all have iPhones! I don't know of another team that has as many group message sessions as we have. Sometimes the topic is a question about school or a sale on school supplies that one of us has just spotted. Other times, it's just friendly joking or personal news.

A strong team is a wonderful thing! Our jobs can be stressful and difficult at times. It's nice to have people next door or across the hall that understand and know how to take the pressure off. I'm thankful for my team.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more:) I absolutely LOVE being part of our team. Our trips are fabulous, conversations are stress relieving, laughter is contagious, and the support is invaluable!! Looking forward to another eventful year with all of you:)