And just like that, summer is almost over. Where does the time go? I’ve been in a panic to get things done; it’s not like I’ve had the past eight weeks to do them. The weather is ridiculously hot; my condo feels like a sauna. How am I supposed to tackle all my little chores? It’s like I have no choice but to visit places with A/C; like my massage clinic and Earls (hellooooo, Happy Hour) later this afternoon.
Despite having so much time off it’s always hard to go back to work. I look forward to seeing last year’s class on the first day. I love hearing about their summer adventures and sharing mine. Truth be told, I miss my little nuggets over the summer. It’s a strange feeling to spend Monday through Friday with them over the school year and then to not see them for two months.
It seems like just yesterday I was leaving my classroom for the summer and now it’s time to go back to set things up for next week. The anxiety is kicking in…what grade will I be teaching? Who will be in my class? What is going to be best for all my little learners? How can I reach each and every one of them? What can I do to ensure they all feel loved? Should I set my classroom up differently this year? What should I keep the same? What should I do differently? So many questions, so few answers, and some of those questions will remain unanswered until I meet my new students. It’s virtually impossible to know what I should do until I get a feel for my new kids – their interests, their needs – all that jazz!
So, fellow teachers, try to let go of those anxieties – there is nothing we can do at this point – and enjoy the last week of vacation!