Yesterday marked the end of the summer, and I have found myself quite anxious. My students will be visiting my classroom this week, for our open house. My room is slowly coming together, which is good, but needs to be ready to go in time for the open house.
It's time to head back to work and I am quite anxious, and I'm not the only one. I have 20-some students getting ready for their first experience in elementary school. I know their concerns, for the same ones troubled me as a child.
Will I make friends in my class?
Who will I sit by at lunch?
Who will I play with at recess?
Will my teacher like me?
A few weeks into the school year, though, nerves will subside. The kids and I will be in a comfortable routine and learning a ton.
All I will be dealing with is getting used to the early wake-up call.
Screen-shot of my phone upon leaving the house: