I loved her and missed her desperately the first couple of months. Teaching preschool is no small task, so when a new TA is a poor fit life is challenging. About a month into the school year switches were made and I had a rotation of subs or potential TAs almost daily. You can imagine the challenge this caused for me. What I do in the classroom is extremely structured, forward focused and with a reason behind everything I do. My director was determined to find someone that would be a great fit. Her mentorship and support have been invaluable the last 6 years.
Finally, the first week of October I found out my first choice had agreed to come into the classroom. She is amazing, teachable, easy to talk to, invested when in the classroom and loves the kids. I'm in heaven. I feel like I can relax again and focus on my role in the classroom again. Hopefully this means I'll have the energy to read, interact and write blog posts again on a more regular basis.
Autumn Garden has come home. She started her life as a Blackbird Designs Christmas Garden, but I have a love of fall and changed a couple of colors on the called for linen. My framer always takes a photo before the conservation glass goes in. Doesn't she look lovely in that burled frame?
- my new assistant
- an incredible framer
- the season of autumn