Except for the teacher sitting at her computer publishing a welcome back to school post on her awesome website!!!
Back to school time is bittersweet around here, as I'm sure it is in many homes. It means the end of lazy days at the pool, late night bon-fires with friends, and leisurely breakfasts in your jammies. But it also means a fun new class of students that are eager to learn, early morning grading sessions that make me proud of their effort, and hot mugs of coffee with the librarians while I run my latest "crazy" idea by them.
A new batch of 6th graders joins me tomorrow, and I'm really very excited.
No matter how many years I do this, the first day of school jitters always set in, and my brain starts wondering: Will they like me? Will my plans work out like I think they will? Will I remember to take them to lunch on time? Will I forget to tie my shoes and fall down in the hallway?!!!! (Just kidding. I don't wear shoes with laces....)
The point is, the new school year can be scary for all of us, young and old, newbies and veterans. But together, we will make it through day 1, and then day 2, and eventually it will be day 173 and we will all wonder where the time has gone. And we will be left with the glorious expanse of June in front of us where we'll have time to reflect on the extraordinary things we learned and did this year together - and it all starts tomorrow!
We will spend this week working on the PBIS expectations (Bootcamp will make a return tomorrow morning!) and practicing some of the emergency drills. We'll work on classroom organization and rules, and of course work in some fun time too (extra recess, anyone?!). I'm excited to jump right into academics on Thursday with some reading skills review, a little geography work, and of course whatever exciting things they have planned in math and science!
So, thanks for joining me this year on another wild ride in 6th grade!