Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

We go back to school tomorrow. For the last two weeks that we have been off, I have been dreading going back to school. I started to get scared and wanted to plan my sick days already. Today I was at church and found myself with preoccupied thoughts. I could not concentrate on the amazing sermon that was being preached. It was only when I got home that I had sudden clarity. I instantly got into the teacher mode. I started planning a new schedule and activities for my girls. I started scouring my Pinterest boards for great ideas and new organization tips. I suddenly feel like tomorrow is the first day of school again. Except this time my students know and respect me already, I have trained my students already, I have the classroom and curriculum set up, and just need to tweak some things and get some schedule changes ready. I have some challenges facing me (Spanish lessons and testing administering problems) but I feel ready to face them with a calm head. One of the things I want to do with my girls tomorrow is to revamp our classroom rules and come up with some New Year's Resolutions. I am excited to see them and to get some great interactions started! Here's to feeling like a teacher again!