Actually, I’m sure it’s much, much easier – haven’t been on a bike since the seventies, I think.
I’m talking about getting back to school.
Not the routine of school – that won’t start for quite a few weeks yet. I mean the thinking-about-school mindframe that leaves most (important word, here!) teachers in July. And because my July was stuffed with Shirleyness, even I didn’t have room for too many of those school thoughts.
But they’re back.
And so was I. Although I’ve popped in a bit over the course of the summer, today was the first work-in-the-classroom day for me. I hadn’t planned on it – thought I’d make a few copies in the office and head back home. But the floors were waxed and the furniture replaced, and I was there anyway…..
I spent a few hours doing odds and ends, as well as reconnecting with some co-workers who obviously were in a similar mindset. And now that I’m home, it’s all I can do to NOT be consumed with B2S. Lists are being made; schedules are prepared; lesson plan templates adjusted. And I know what comes next….those teacher dreams. Why do I have 50 children in my class? Why has my room been moved to the basement? Where are my students? Why am I teaching a new grade level? Why are none of these students on my list? I have had all of those dreams, and more.
Such is the life of a teacher in August. I’m really not complaining.