Saturday, July 28, 2012
First Day Jitters Blog Hop
We all know that feeling. It's super early on the the first day of school (or the night before), and you are double checking everything on your list (and frankly remembering all the things not on your list if you are anything like me!) and your stomach is doing somersaults. Your throat tightens slightly and you look around and realize,
"Oh goodness! It's really the first day of school!"
In less than half and hour you will be bombarded with children, parents, school supplies, and paper work.
Are you ever completely ready for the first day of school?
Never. I have done first days of school for 7 years (I missed one due to changing jobs) and I have never seen it as just another day. Have you?
I am joining up with Ashley at Fierce in Fourth to add my two cents to her First Day Jitters Blog Hop and give the top three things that make me extra jittery for the beginning of this school year.
Here are my Top Three Jitters!
ONE - Last year I had 28 students for almost have the year and very little assistance (I teach kindergarten mind you and they still need so much support, so I saw the situation as ridiculous) and I am afraid that the same thing will happen again. Frankly, I am still burnt out from last year's crop I don't know if I will handle it as well as I did last year.
TWO - That I will never get my centers running in a way that truly works. I had so many issues with centers last year (the kids hated them, there were so many of them and I did not have enough materials, I had to fulfill certain criteria for centers imposed by my region, etc.) Everything that could make centers complicated happened to me last year.
THREE - That I will over do everything. I love extras! I am the queen of too much when it comes to decorating, planning, and expectations. This year I am hoping to curb that instead of enhacing it.
If anyone has any advice to calm my jitters please add it below! :/
Don't forget to join this excellent blog hop!