Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day two

Today was the second day of school. So far I have 20 students; 10 boys and 10 girls. They seem like pretty good students and they are very nice. There is always a little bit of a honeymoon period at the beginning of the year, but overall, I think this will be a good year. I have some ideas to try to make this year even more fun and exciting than normal...hopefully I can follow through on them.

And in just a couple of weeks, Michelle begins first grade. It is so hard to believe that she is 6, she is beginning to read, she is writing like crazy and learning so many other things, including Spanish.

I have to say that back to school time is one of both excitement and a little sadness... it is always exciting to start a new year, to get a new class of students, to try some new things, and to see my own kids begin a new year of school, preschool and life. As a child, I loved school so much that September was always one of my favorite times of year. But it is also a little sad...to be going back to work after time off, to see my kids getting a little bigger, to know how busy I will be for the next nine months.