The greatest compliment I get as a teacher is when kids tell me they love Social Studies. I make it a point to teach Social Studies and teach it well. We have a new textbook series this year and I'm on the committee that is meant to train other teachers on it. I've discovered that some teachers spend one day per lesson. I usually end up spending a week on a lesson because I bring in other resources and to really teach a brand new concept, 35 minutes is not enough time. So, I stretch and extend things.
When a girl told me that she loves coming to school because we do Social Studies first thing in the morning, that gave me the hope to keep going. I'm only kind of being overdramatic here. Social Studies is the best 35-40 of the day. It's all downhill from there.
Side note: I can't believe how many of you linked up for Stuff and Things yesterday! I should've hired Joey a long time ago as a PR person, because she brought all of you into it..or so it would seem, anyway. Just kidding. I totally didn't have to pay her to get her on board as a co-host.
Have a good weekend! I'm going to Costco to renew our membership after 18 months of no Costco and I'm very excited about it.