Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Back-to-School Day!

Tomorrow is the first day of school! I am so exhausted. Yet tonight, I will not be able to sleep. I'm thinking about all I still have to do.

Today we had staff development. The presenter, who was very engaging, ran us through the new science program we'll be using this year. It was somewhat overwhelming. I'm sure teachers everywhere can understand how stressful it is to add on new material and more expectations to an already overloaded curriculum.

After lunch, we returned to our schools for more grade level meetings, science discussion, opening more boxes, counting and distributing texts and materials, and setting up for opening day.

I stayed until 5. I managed to put up my bulletin board out in the hall, and I cleaned up the mess from the box-opening frenzy. I got started on my paperwork, and I sketched out a plan for tomorrow's activities.

I'm a bundle of tense nerves. There is never enough time in the day. But I'm excited about tomorrow. For me, the first day of school is like, well....... it's like Christmas.

6 comments:

TeacherDee said...

Enjoy your day tomorrow! I always feel so much better once that first day starts and I fall back into the rhythm of teaching. I love how they seem to sit on the edges of their seats that first day, hanging onto my every word. It's funny, too, to look at this room of strangers and think of how close you will be by the end of the year--how much you'll grow to care about each one of them.

Sue said...

Good luck on your first day of school. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh, good luck on your first day! My kids have been back for a week and today was the first day I got to go in and volunteer. The kids are so darn cute...

Lana Banana said...

bueno, amiga, cuentanos! como te fue tu primera semana?

you still think it's christmas?!?!

cheers . . .

The Fearless Blog said...

Glad to hear you too feel like Christmas when school starts. That excitement and anticipation, good energy and positive outlook make people become great teachers.

True...knowledge is essential, but the teacher must first have the passion and the heart if anything truly wonderful is to happen. Enjoy your year my friend.

Betty said...

I can't wait to hear about your first day. I'm sure it was wonderful. I agree that there is never enough time to get everything done!