Five Things to Remember as the School Year Begins

Raise your hand if you’re excited to return to school!

My hand is raised, but it IS a bittersweet feeling. I’m definitely going to miss waking up after the sun has risen. I love that its my alarm clock. I love having lunch at a decent time, but I REALLY love having lunch with friends at a restaurant. There are so many things this summer has allowed me to do with my business including defining my niche as well as meeting with other phenomenal business owners. Even so, I am really looking forward to quite a few things as I set my alarm for 5:15am.

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1. I get to start over.  A new school year means new opportunities to grow, learn, and have fun. Each year, I look forward to making it better than the previous school year. I am always looking for ways to improve my lessons and strategies. I also have a focus for each school year. This school year my focus is organization. I started purging at the end of last school year, and I went into school early to begin arranging my files.  It’s one way I can make this year run smoothly.

2. I get to see my babies! I tell my students all the time that they are my babies, even when they leave my classroom. I often call this “other-mothering,” and I’m accidentally called mom thoughout the school year. As teachers, we wear many different hats including nurses and counselors. We get to hear about their successes and guide them when they need more support. I look forward to hearing their stories of summer when they come to visit, and I continue to support them as they progress through school each year.

3. I get to work with some pheomenal people. I don’t know about you, but I consider myself very blessed at school. I have a wonderful team filled with extraordinary talents. We all have differing strengths that make us stars when comnbined. I have an administration that wants us to succeed, and we are all working toward a common goal of greatness. Bring it on 2015-2016!

4. I will laugh every day. This is a given, especially in the kindergarten classroom. The children are just unpredictable and sometimes wise beyond their years.

5. I’ve got the best job in the world. As a teacher, I continually impact our future. Each year, I get to impart knowledge and wisdom. I also get to laugh, play, sing, write, draw, and do so much more! I have varied interests, and I have to honestly admit that teaching allows me to do much of what I love. When I’m in my classroom, I have the ability to create a wonderfully inclusive world which allows each child to be nothing less that who he or she chooses. That’s awesome, and it makes me excited to walk into my job each day.

What do you love about your job? What do you look forward to doing?

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