So we start school again tomorrow. I'm having mixed emotions about it. While I've missed my students and the routine of work, I've found myself relaxing these last two weeks. Even though I had to grade essays....there was no pressure. I didn't have parent emails, no students asking me to repeat the directions 500 TIMES even though it's also written clearly on the handout. I didn't have parents questioning why I teach something a certain way. I didn't have issues with my department to stress about. I've been a little bored so to speak, but hey, I'd take that any day over parent drama.
Yet, I miss the kids. Even though they drive me nuts most days, I miss them. I want to make a difference in their lives. I want to show them that reading and writing can be fun. I want to show them that someone wants something better for them. I want to push them to be the best they can be.
So even though I am dreading waking up at 5:45am again, I think it will be good to get back in the classroom.
Just wanted to share this little post because I'm sure, somewhere, someone else is feeling the same but maybe didn't want to say it out loud :)
Have a great first week back at school everyone!!