I have been keeping a list for the past month of blog ideas that I had. As I've collected these ideas, I thought I would make a blog series for the month of August. I'm pretty excited it. I hope to bring you some good ideas, tips, strategies and activities to get through this back to school time.
Gracious Heavenly Father,
Thank for the opportunity of a fresh start this year. Thank you for the opportunity to do your work everyday in teaching. Be with the students you have placed in my care. Be with their families as they entrust me to teach and love their child. Help me to remember you placed that child in my room. You have a plan for that child and they are yours.
Be with my school family. Help us to uplift and support each other. Give us strength and let us be your light. Be with my administrators. Give them wisdom and understanding. Let us all see each other as you see us. Help me to remember everyone I come into contact with is your child.
Lord help me to put aside all the crazy that comes with school. Help me to focus on the things I can impact. My actions. My words. My response. Give me the strength and wisdom to let go of everything else. To focus on what is best for me, my family and my students.
Lord, I dedicate this year to you. I want to do my best work to glorify you. Let my fruits be yours. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.
Forgive me of the times I will fail you. Thank you for your grace that allows me to keep going. In your name, Amen.