Well, yes…it is another Back to Work post. Yes, It is only July 13th. Yes, some of you just went on summer break less than a month ago. And, YES, it’s HOT!
One week from today I will greet my new 2015-2016 6th graders for their first day in their last year of elementary school. I am still fortunate enough to be a pairing teacher, meaning I only teach half the required subjects, and my partner teaches the rest. So I will challenge two new groups of readers and writers and historians beginning next week.
But it’s also a new adventure for me personally as I usher my son into his educational career (10,ooo hours folks). I have a four year old that will start kindergarten this year. (I can’t believe that is true!!!!) Having children does change you as a teacher. I like to think for the better. But today I signed up to access his grades online, and the rest of this week will be spent fulfilling the school supply and classroom donation request of his new teacher and shopping for school uniforms after I spend my days preparing for the new year for my new students. I know that she will be doing the same for him and that makes it a little easier to swallow. So it will be an exciting new school year on many levels.
So, YES! It is time for me to get my life. My little one is growing up. I have let some things go to be with him and take care of him because nothing is more important than that. But that is all changing now. Homework after school, practice, dinner, and then bedtime. If that all goes as planned it will be an early bedtime, which means more time for Mommy to get her life. No promises, but folks, it’s that time.
What time is it for you?