I'm always a little nervous about the first day of school. But the more predominant emotion is excitement! I can't wait to get back and meet my new kiddos, catch up with my colleagues, and get the ball rolling again. It's not that I don't love my summer off (who wouldn't?), but just that I really love my job!
We really have the best job in the world! We get to play with and inspire children. Of course, there are challenges...that child you just can't get through to, the uncooperative parents, the constantly changing regulations...but the benefits far outweigh the hardships.
Stores are already starting their back-to-school sales, and I thought I'd offer a treat of my own: my back-to-school mini-packet is marked down right now.
It offers these fun activities:
- Guess Who?
- Beginning of year and end of year letters to self
- goal bunting
- top-10 lists
- flexible partner lists
- Technology lists
I can't wait to try this one out on my own students! Enjoy the rest of your quickly passing summer vacation!