Today was not great. I totally face-planted at leading the lesson. It was so HARD. Some kids seemed bored, others were disruptive. I didn’t have the energy to come up with shiny flashy edu-tainment. At one point I was so discouraged, I stopped the lesson and explained that I wasn’t there for me, I was there for them, so if they’d rather just chat, I should leave. Maybe that sounds manipulative, but it was from the heart. They asked me to stay, and I did. But the whole day was a chore. We just barely made it through the word list and lesson, and I high-tailed it home.