Saturday, August 15, 2009
Week 1: Gettin to know ya...
The insanity of the first week of school never ceases to amaze me. Honestly, it was really pretty low key, but I felt horribly inadequate at moments. The classes were fantastic, but I was really scrambling in spite of knowing the material inside and out. Reflecting on it now has really helped me see that I need to give myself a few days to warm-up to the idea of coming back to school. This is where the, "it's like riding a bike!" simile really fits. The kids helped put me at ease in my own classroom by just being o.k. with being at school. Starting on a Tuesday and throwing in a minimum day in on Thursday didn't hurt to much either. With the first week under my belt it is time to set sights on other challenges, like keeping up with the online calendar! That is going to have to be a weekly update so that I can keep the thing accurate. I guess that in closing for this first short update for the new school year I just want to say thanks to my classes for being patient and helping me out the first week of school. Here's to a new year!