Well, things have taken a more positive turn. Funny how these things work. Grandma, your theory has proven itself so far - Thanksgiving does something for a classroom. I've been enjoying mine a little more lately.
I'm not really sure what causes these changes - perhaps a kick my own attitude, a realization on my students part that I'm not going anywhere so they may as well deal with what they've got, or (most likely) my determination to win the classroom Christmas decoration contest. Little things can make a huge difference, I guess, although this decoration contest is certainly not little. I am grateful to have a wonderful new teacher joining us this year, but Julie is way too talented in the art department for me to take this contest lightly!
Praising God for a change in season, and looking forward to a visit from the Rebekahs and Peter on Friday!!