Well, this is it. The last week of summer freedom. One more week and then the work begins. Making lunches. Setting the alarm clock. Waking up early. Following a schedule. All the things that don’t happen in my summer life. There are so many things I am going to miss about summer. Things like:
*Spur of the moment activities (no schedule means when the spirit moves, you go!)
*Lunching with my husband.
*Puttering in my garden.
*Reading, reading, reading books for the sheer pleasure of reading.
*Walking with Katie (and sometimes Christine) every morning.
*Just being lazy.
The start of a new school year is hard, I’m not gonna lie. Setting routines with little people is not an easy endeavor, but it is worthwhile and I do love being a teacher. It takes all of us, kids and teachers alike, to adjust to this new beginning. I found a great article explaining how to help children deal with back-to-school stress. I think these tips are good for teachers as well! September can be rough, but by October, we are on a roll and life is good. If only we could fast forward to October!
So keep us in mind. All of us starting a new school year. Be patient with us if we seem stressed out or scattered. Give us lots of hugs and reassurance because we need it. Here’s to school year 2018-2019! May you be the best year yet!
P.S. This is a shameless plug, but here goes……. If you’d like to help a great group of 2nd graders start the year out well, would you consider making a donation to our Donors Choose Classroom Project? You can check it out here:
THANK YOU 😊