The count-down has begun! The beginning of the 2012-2013 school year will be underway for me this coming Monday, August 6th.
Every year, it seems that we start earlier than the years past. I'm not sure about your schedule, but leave a comment and tell me when your first day of school will be.
As I approach the first day of school, I get the jiggers and butterflies all over again. I am thrilled to be starting a new year...a fresh start. I am sure the students feel the same way. It's almost like January 1st, when everyone makes resolutions. Some of my "resolutions" in years past has been, "I will be more organized." "I will NOT take work home." "I will not get behind on grading papers." Similar to those folks who promise to diet or exercise more, I never feel accomplished at any of these. So, this year...I won't make any "resolutions," but instead I will do things one day at a time and make small achievable goals, that I can reach.
(I feel like I'm writing my own IEP. :0)
If you start school this week, let me be the first to say, "Welcome Back." I hope your year will be a productive and successful year...one day at a time!
April has been teaching for the past twelve years across the United States. She began her career in Chicago Public Schools, but has taught at Phoenix School for the Deaf, and currently teaching and interpreting in the Atlanta area.