It is August. I look around my classroom. The floors are clean and shiny, the crayons are perfectly in order, every toy and game piece and manipulative is in its place. The chairs are pushed in, the computers are working, and the bulletin boards look beautiful. It is peaceful and quiet and organized.
Somehow a miracle happened the day before. In between faculty meetings, grade level meetings, meeting with parents in person who couldn’t make it to orientation night, and taking phone calls from parents who forgot to tell me about this allergy or that behavior issue, I actually finished my day’s list (I found this list the other day in my August folder…this was actually a to-do list to get done in one day).
My room is ready, but am I ready? This was my tenth year to teach Kindergarten and I still woke up on the first day of…
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