Wednesday, August 27, 2008


First day of school: done.

I don't know if it's the same for other teachers, but the first day of school is such an adrenaline rush while the kids are there (Is my dress tucked in my underwear? Is there food in my teeth? Have I rubbed my make-up all over my face? Have I just said something stupid? Who are these children?) that when they leave, I'm DONE. It's like someone sticks a pin in me and I deflate almost instantly.

Strangely, it's not a bad thing. It just is. And obviously it lessens as the days pass.

It's early to say, but I'm going to put out there that I LOVE my new 8th grade administrator. She's a teacher and learner. What else needs to be said? :)

1 comment:

CBW said...

I STILL have 1st-day-of-school nightmares to this day - and I've been out of the classroom for almost 10 years! I kinda miss that rush, though.

Have fun!

~Cindy Bertossa-Weger