Summer’s Swan Song

Wrigley does not want summer to end.

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:

http://www.donorschoose.org/mrsmartens

THANK YOU 😊