The first day of school is right around the corner . . . 3 weeks to be exact! It is always around this time that my jitters start to set in. My body clock begins to revert to school time and I inevitably end up waking up at 5am again as I fret over all the things that need to be done - at home and school. Here are a few of my jitters:
1. Getting it all done! Ok, I know that it a given, but every year - for the past 17 in fact - I have said I am going to get into my classroom over the summer and do some major purging and organizing. Well, that has yet to be done! I know it will. The room will be beautiful and, I will be ready for my new kiddos. But in the meantime - yikes!
2. Balancing school, family, sports, kids schedules, the hubby's schedule . . .You get the picture. I have four busy kids, a husband who also teaches and has a hectic coaching schedule. I am changing grade levels, although to one I am very familiar with, and taking classes to complete my CTEL. Needless to say my fall will be a crazy adjustment - Can you say 0-60 in nothing flat?
3. My Blog. While it has been crazy fun to dive in and learn all sorts of new things, it has taken me a lot of time to play around. I really want it to be a way for parents to see inside the classroom and get to know me and our school a bit better. I am hoping to provide lots of resources and suggestions. There are so many fabulous blogs out there and I am thankful for the opportunity to stalk and learn from them. Slow and steady will be my mantra here! I have jitters now that all the links show up! Sorry if they don't - I am still learning!
That's where my jitters are. How about you? Link up with Ashley and share.