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.