Friday, August 22, 2008

The waiting is the hardest part.

My classroom is becoming more like a home. I'm in a new place this year. I'm up for teaching. I feel rejuvenated. The kids will be here soon and, frankly, I can't wait.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flush twice; it's a long way to the cafeteria.

School starts soon and I'm in meetings all day long. I really want to be in my classroom getting it ready. Instead, I'm sitting in meetings about how to sign in properly in the morning, how to log in on the school computer properly, and how to sign out and account for your curriculum and textbooks. I don't give a flying fig about any of this. I just want to hang up my posters and put away my teaching gear. Tomorrow we have important meetings scheduled about good stuff like how to put the id tag lanyard around your neck. I can't wait.

I'm calm about the whole thing, though. I know everything will be ready in time. If not, the kids won't know anyway. We don't use much school stuff during the first week. The first days of school are all about building the team. I'll be in front of my students soon and it will be great. My end of summer angst has faded. I'm looking forward to meeting my new kids. I'm excited to be teaching again.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Trying not to dwell on the upcoming year.

I'm sad because my summer is winding down. Soon, the meetings will begin in preparation for the school year to come. I love these summer days. It's wonderful to eat, drink, pee, and work on my schedule.

Here's to a few more days of peace.