I've been back to school since August 17th and the kiddos came back August 24th......so it's back to the grind. Busy busy busy and wondering how in the world I'm going to get these kids to remember the procedures!
How easily I forget that I have to do this EVER.SINGLE.YEAR. and it always works out but my brain is still in end of last year mode, when all of my students knew how to do everything! ;)
I haven't even posted pictures of my classroom to show you! Nothing really has changed but it's still fun to see everyone's room.
So with it being back to school time, even if you've been back for a while or haven't started back yet (who might that be???), this linky is for you! The Primary Pack is hosting this fun linky.....how do you or how did you really feel about heading back to school?
I always get asked, "are you ready to go back?" and I always say, "eh!". LOL I do love my job but I know the first month is always crazy chaotic!
So Back to School time:
Remind me of: Standing in front of English class or any class for that matter....ugh the nerves. I hate talking in front of people (weird I know---but 5 year olds are a completely different!) so the nerves that come with that just tear me up! Just the nerves of not knowing who's on your class list, the behaviors coming in, the parents that come with those behaviors ;), the group of kiddos you'll be getting, the staff meetings, the paperwork.........the new staff, just everything....it's all a big bundle of nerves.
Makes me want: To scream and run and then just take a nap because it's the most exhausting time! I want to scream because of all the meetings and paperwork, just let me work in my room please!
Drives me to: Eat more junk food than necessary and by junk I mean whatever chocolate is around. Or maybe chocolate milkshakes.....have you ever tried the chocolate chip brownie cookies....oh my word. Seriously. D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.
Makes me need: More school supplies. You always need them. You need more than what you already have or you find something you didn't think you need and then you realize you do need it but not sure what you'll use it for. Yeh...all of that.
Causes me to: Realize I'm not as prepared as I like to think I am. Don't get me wrong, the room is always finished and lessons are done, but there's still something that ALWAYS need to be done. Things I lay awake thinking about, or something I saw someone else do that reminds me that I need to do it too. Whew. It's kind of exhausting if you really break it down.
Makes me think: That I do love this job and I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Now---your turn. What are your thoughts? Does back to school time scare you or do you secretly love it??