Other than the frizzy hair this morning…
After spending time straightening my wavy tresses, I took the dogs for a short five-minute walk. The humidity ruined all of my work. How rude. My flat iron came to work with me and I was presentable by the time the kids arrived.
The heat and humidity also put a damper on the new running group I’m in/started. A few teachers who have recently had kids have started running again. I proposed running together free school one day a week. Today was the first day, but only one other teacher (the English teacher I carpool with) could run. Also, because of the 90 degree weather, we ran the halls. Definitely not nice scenery but better than sweating buckets and then sitting in a car for forty minutes.
See? I look happy.
The students today were great. Everyone is excited to see their friends again, and believe it or not, most students get bored with summer. I love the social aspect of teaching, so I’m looking forward to getting to know my students and seeing my teacher friends again regularly.
As usual, I have grading tonight. It’s only short free writes about how students are feeling about starting a new year. They’ll be fun to read. As they wrote in class, I also responded to this prompt and realized I wasn’t nervous this year. Every other year I’ve had butterflies the night before and felt jittery the day of, but today I felt confident. Maybe because it’s my fifth year teaching at this school? Not sure, but I liked it.
Hope you have a nice night!
How did you feel about going back to school after summer break?
What was your favorite part of high school? Least favorite?