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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saved by the bell

 I have spent the past few weeks setting up my classroom and attending meetings in preparation for the school year.  I have the same feeling I do every year before teaching and that is one where I don't completely feel ready.  There's always something else I can do and the list continues even when I think I'm finished.  What I love though is that as a teacher, you get to stop preparing and start doing.  This will happen for me tomorrow when I meet my students for the first day of the school year.  Although I do not feel ready, I do feel excited.  This is why I have spent time preparing and although the entire time I've prepared the room has felt empty, it will feel empty no more.  I now get to do what I love doing and I wait in eager anticipation for what lies ahead in this school year.  Today as I put my final touches on my lesson plans and walk down to my classroom to do one more final check (yes, that's right...walk to my classroom!) I feel so blessed to be here and excited for the privilege to teach this group of students.  I know they will leave their imprint on me as many before them have done.  I learn so many lessons from my students and I experience so much joy because of them.  It makes me so happy to think not only of the students I will get to meet tomorrow, but of the students I have had the privilege to teach.


  1. Christy, what beautiful pictures! That is so wonderful about cooking and sharing that meal. What an amazing gift and experience. When I was in Australia, meals out, or at peoples houses, were also focused on people and not a rush to sit, eat, and leave. I promised myself I would remember that and continue on with it. It is hard to do in the American culture, especially when eating out somewhere. I know your first day will go great! How fortunate those kids will be to have you as their teacher, someone who has such a huge heart, open mind and ready to learn a new culture and help educate! How blessed you all are. I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my heart and prayers. Enjoy your first day. Your classroom looks awesome too! Love, Cheryl

  2. the story is so much bigger than us!! i love thinking of the many people who will one day be influenced by these young students you will be meeting tomorrow!! God bless you on your first day, and first week of school!