Tomorrow we go back to work for preplanning. It’s so silly how excited I am for it! I’m here on my last Sunday for 10 months where I don’t have to do any work, and what am I doing? Working on my class lists, ordering supplies, thinking about lesson plans! While I’m not a morning person, and when the students come back I’ll have to go in at 7 am for Morning Care, I’m jazzed up about going back to work! That’s one thing I love about teacher – the constant yearly change. New students, new challenges, new staff (usually), and better ideas for lessons. The few times I worked in a retail or service, I was bored by the lack of change, or looking forward. I love having to plan for the next few months, and then doing it all again next summer!
Of course, a few weeks or months from now, I may be lamenting how tired I am, or how That One Student is driving me crazy, or that parent who thinks his/her child is the only one I should be concerned about. Hopefully, I’ll come back and read this and renew my enthusiasm for my profession!