Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Crayons, Glue Sticks, and Pencils, Oh My!

Oh, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and brand new pointy crayons in tubs! It's that time again. As I prepare for 20 5yr. olds to enter my classroom on Monday, I hope they are as anxious and excited as I am. I mean, I DO have to go back, so why not get pumped about it?

Every time I think that I don't want to go back, I think of little Ella starting Kindergarten.....That precious and sweet little girl with a new backpack, new school supplies (that I'm sure she is quite proud of), fresh new haircut, and filled with anticipation. And then I remember that every one of my new students are just like Ella. I do believe that I became a very different teacher once I had children of my own. As I'm with my school kids, I think about how much I hope that my own children have a teacher who is kind and caring. It makes me think twice about what I say and how I say it.

All that said, I am already exhausted and am very ready to get into a routine with the kids. Their daycare is closed this week, so they have been here and there. I'm sure next week will be a tough adjustment for ALL of us. Hopefully we'll get into the swing of things soon!


the alder boys said...

Okay I am totally jealous that you get to go back and teach! I love the beginning of the year! I know it will be hard to leave your babies but you gain 20 new babies too! Good luck and I can't wait to hear those stories!