Tomorrow I go back to work. Start of a new year. Exciting times ahead! I love this part of being a teacher more than anything, the ideas that I researched and came up with this summer, and all the planning that I did is now going to come together. It might all fall apart in a month, but hey, that is all part of the adventure.
I just wish they would leave us alone! The "they" I am referring to is the county. Now don't get me wrong, I love my school system. I just wish they would not try to cram these meetings in before school starts. Especially since it rarely applies to me. But I soldier on, doodling on the agenda that is provided, and thinking about all the things I need to be doing to my classroom. I know they stuff is important, so I at least try to listen.
Well anyway, as I go back with bags of items purchased from the dollar tree and binders of things printed out from pinterest, I will be filled with mixed emotions this year. My little guy is 15 months old, and I have really enjoyed being home with him this summer. He has been a joy and I have really seen his personality come out in the last couple months. He will be in very good hands at the sitters, but I still am filled with regret for not being there and sadness for not being able to enjoy him all the time. I am sure the working mothers of the world all understand.
Anyway, if I don't post in a week or so you will know it is because I am busy arranging tables, organizing my lesson plans, getting my sub notebook in order, working on new free time centers, creating beautiful bulletin boards, the list goes on and on.. . . . .