What is my favorite thing about being a teacher?

Perhaps, it is because I am the son of an engineer or for some other reason I like to think of myself as a builder, but I enjoy constructing things with students as I inhabit the space of my classroom daily.

Lately, I have been pondering this question as I have been trying to define what it is I enjoy about my job.  Often times, I feel as if I get lost in the day to day mundane tasks of school life.  There are parts of my job that I do not enjoy as much as others.  I really don’t like doing the boring paperwork that appears in various forms and I often have to force myself to do it because I know it is required.  I know that overall it serves a purpose so I do it, but I do not enjoy doing it.