Two months ago I "officially" became a first grade teacher.
I must say that I feel I'm growing into that role. I don't feel nervous or uneasy before school anymore (most days). I've learned a lot and continue to discover more things that I want to know.
I feel like some days we actually accomplish things.
I still have days that feel a little out of control, but those are fewer...or at least I tolerate them better.
I walked into my room the other day when we had a planning day. I looked around and thought, "I'm beginning to love this room." Oh, there are lots of things I want to do to make the environment better. There are many things I want to master...and help my kids master.
There are things that I know I need to improve. And (sometimes) I remember that there are things that I'm doing pretty well. (And, when I doubt it, the notes and hugs remind me.)
I love my new job.