Banana Republic dress, thrifted
earrings, gift from M
I'm alive! And I'm also exhausted and slightly overwhelmed and I've probably lost a few pounds from working so hard and skipping meals. Monday was the first day of school, and, to be frank, I spent it in a state of disbelief - I kept thinking, "Am I really a teacher again?" It was strange to be doing something I haven't done for two years. But my second day was much better - I felt that I was getting into the groove and getting to know my students a little bit more.
All of the routines and procedures that we need to maximize our learning time are not quite in place yet, but I'm working hard and adjusting my plans each night to address things before they grow into bad habits.
One thing I'm not loving about my new workplace is how warm it is - I started the day with my hair down, but gave up halfway through and pulled it back. But I am loving my class and my colleagues so far - it's wonderful to have fellow teachers who are interested in my ideas and in sharing resources.
Life is good, I just need a nap ... and words cannot express how excited I am that today's Wednesday! Friday, here I come. :)