Having a bunch of kids for three and a half hours is a bit, well, boring. For me, as well as for them. Keep in mind, we're used to 45 minute class periods. So, in between all the mandatory blah, blah, blah, I've got some fun activities planned that hopefully will get the little darlings out of their seats and moving around and getting to know each other. (It still kills me that kids actually can sit next to each other for a freaking year and still not know each other's names.) Hopefully all the talk about code of conduct, and cell phone policy (changing this year and no one is happy about it), and clubs, and rules, and where the bathrooms are and all that very important but dreadfully dull stuff (especially if you are 12) won't drive us all around the bend.
Me? All I hope is that the air conditioning continues to work as well as it has done all this week and that PowerSchool actually works. It kept crashing today so it wasn't until about one o'clock before I actually was able to see my rosters and get them printed out.
The good news is that I don't have 37 in my homeroom this year. I have a more manageable 24. But then again, 20 kids can enroll tomorrow and who knows what chaos will ensue?
Wish us all luck!