back in the classroom. Even though the first day of school is a month away for me, I thought I’d write down some of my thoughts on back to school and what it means to me.
another day.) I just want to bring this up, because the last few year ends have had me in a complete state of exhaustion. I can’t think straight, I’m
overwhelmed, I’m getting high blood pressure… So even after all of this, I still feel that excitement of anticipation when the school year starts back up again 2 months later.
I’ve been busy this summer and I’m sure all of us have. But after going to the Teachers Pay Teachers conference in Florida last July, I tried to focus on my family and let my store be my second focus. The past few summers I have spent so much time and energy on my store, that I think my family has suffered. This year I have tried to make it balance. I think it worked out
well. My kids and my husband look happy and refreshed, and I feel like we had sufficient time to bond together. My kids are of an age now that I really enjoy hanging out with them. We have some very interesting conversations these days. And I know that once they are teenagers they will no longer want to hang out and talk with us, so I’m trying to savour these days.
Anyway, the school year will be starting soon, and my point is that even after all my years, and all the changes to me and my teaching, I am still excited about a new year, a fresh start, and a new group of students to hang out with every day. I hope you feel the same.