What gets me out of bed in the morning is ... my students. I am blessed to teach 18 4th graders in the beautiful town of Oceanside, California. Not really knowing what 4th grade would be like, I was scared at first. I had taught Kindergarten for many years & 4th grade seemed like a big jump. I soon realized that 4th grade is the best grade of ALL the grades. The kids are funny, independent, incredibly smart, & very loving. The enthusiasm for learning is also at an all time high, or maybe it's just my 4th graders! I feel so blessed to get to spend my days with them. I wake up in the morning feeling lucky & so grateful to have a job I love and to be welcomed to school every morning with smiles, hugs, & love. THIS is what they meant by find a job you love and you won't work a day in your life.