Tomorrow at 4:45 my alarm will go off and I'll start the school year. I've spent the past few weeks, as you well know, getting ready and now it's here.
For the first time, I didn't have to change classrooms, which means I didn't have to pack much up, and I didn't have to haul it from one end of the school to the other. You have no idea how nice that is. However, it made me a bit uneasy because I actually kept thinking there was something I was missing.
What I was missing was the stress of not having enough time to do anything because I didn't have all that stupid stuff to do. Hauling stuff up a flight of stairs in 98 degree heat is something I'm glad I did without.
Today we had meetings in the morning and the rest of the day in our rooms, and that was nice. The Guidance Goober, who's also a bit of a techno-nerd, introduced a new Guidance tracking system that is just wonderful. He builds a computer program this summer and I didn't even manage to get my bathroom painted.
My fourth period class looks, well, interesting. There's ten advanced kids in there, about 8 special ed, a couple who are low and unmotivated but not special ed, and the rest are just average. We will see how that pans out.
So, I'm off to read a bit, go to bed early, and get a good start on the year.
Wish me luck!