Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Back to School!



After a glorious 70 something days off it was back to school today. I don't know why after 16 years I had the "can't sleep because school starts tomorrow jitters". I woke up at 2:00 this morning and at 4:15 when I was still awake I chose to just get up! I made a lasagna for dinner and another to freeze. I emailed a few people and took a leisurely amount of time getting ready!

Most of my friends think I'm a little "off" because I like to go to school early. I get there at 6:30 some mornings and 7:00 others even though I don't need to be there until 8:15. I really enjoy the quite morning when no one is there. There's not waiting for the copy machines or laminator. I can get some work done on the computer. It really lovely!

The thing I haven't figured out is how the staff can't seem to realize that we need the same things on the first day EVERY YEAR!!! Why is it a shock when we ask for, oh say, a class list, appointment schedules, bus lists etc. Every year there is always mistakes over the schedule, this year has been no exception.

We spend the next three days meeting the incoming kindergarten children one on one and then they all come for the first full day on Monday.

Here's to another school year. I hope it's a good one!

take care,
Dawn,

2 comments:

Beverly said...

Good luck with your first regular day tomorrow. Those children are very lucky to have you as their teacher.

I'll be thinking about you.

debi said...

I do hope your year is off to a great start! It must be exciting meeting a whole group of little ones! But then very sad at the end of the year. I'll bet the first few weeks are tough though, as I'm sure some of your new charges are not sure they want to be there yet.
Anyway, good luck! And have fun!