Last year was my first year to teach, and I have to say I am still nervous about those first few days (as I'm sure I will continue to be each and every year.) I always feel that I'm going to forget something, and they always state how important those first 4-6 weeks are as you establish the routines and procedures. I think I'd prefer to skip to week 5 or 6 and hit the ground running! Haha but the beginning of school is very fun getting to know all the new babies.
I'm moving down to 2nd grade from 3rd grade so I completely forget how small these babies are! We had Open House last night, and I was in amazement at how little they were! I was used to my almost 4th graders at the end of last year! I'm thinking the beginning of the year will be the biggest adjustment for me! I've already prepared myself for their writing to be significantly less then what I'm used to...and that is ok! I'm ready! haha :)
I must say, though, I couldn't help but fall in love with my sweet, new 2nd graders that I met at Open House. They would come into my room, and as soon as they saw me, run to give me a hug! Those hugs reminded me why I do what I do!
Here are all my back to school emotions! The Good, The Bad, and the...EXCITED! :)
I can't believe school starts on Monday! Like I said above, no matter the hardships that I'm faced, my goal this year is to always remember that I'm doing what I love and I'm meant to be here! Have a great first week for those of you starting back soon!