It is back to school time. I can't believe summer has come and went so fast!! I was trying to figure out what happened and where it went. And I remember. Moving.
Needless to say, today was my first taste of school. I would say it is more like dipping my toe in a super deep pool. There is SO much to do between now and say a few weeks from now when the kiddos come bouncing back. 7th grade day is only a couple weeks away. Um, yikes!
All of the first year teachers had an orientation today. We went on a tour. We learned the school rules and behaviors and procedures and how to work the copy machine and how to teach vocab and etc, etc, etc. I can't remember most of what we covered. But I got the important things down. We can wear (school) t-shirts and JEANS on Wednesdays, always fan a new ream of paper before you put it in the copy machine, the door on my lock is stiff and you have to jiggle it a lot while using two hands to get in. Oh. And I have to have pretty bulletin boards. But most importantly, I know my principal is extremely supportive and kind. And I know there is a fabulous teacher right across the hall that I can send my problem children to/ ask for help. And lastly, I know (well, at least hope) that the new PE teacher and I will be great friends as well--and lucky for me, the gym is also SUPER close to my classroom! Yup. The things that matter most--I'm set. :) Hopefully the rest comes back to me as I study my scribbles and packets.