Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scared of School?

This graphic doesn't look scary, does it? Of course not. It's a cutesy school with a green lawn and flowers and a nice little bell reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie, except their bell wasn't at the top of the building.

I have mentioned several times that it is almost full-on back to work time and it scares the bejeebies out of me. There's a new schedule this year, a new classroom make up for me because I am now teaching inclusion, and there will be another person in the room with me pretty much all of the time due to the inclusion factor. Then of course, there's the MS, another unwelcome visitor but one that comes along, regardless of everything else.

I'm the kind of person who likes to know what is expected of me well in advance. This year I'll be waiting until the day before school starts to really get a solid handle on things. I have no idea how the whole inclusion process and the new teacher body in the room will work for me until I've lived it for a few days.

I'm praying, hoping, beseeching the universe that somehow this will all come together and work out.

Please let me not forget what I'm saying in mid-sentence; please help me to get everyone's name right so that when I call on Lola to answer, I am really looking at Lola and not someone else. Please help me to remember the new schedule and the times that rule our lives for the year. Please help me to be patient and for my students to have patience with me.

Sigh, even though I live in the snow belt I guess there's no chance of a snow day on September 2nd.


SwampAngel65 said...

Ah, you'll be fine! Just be yourself and try not to stress. Stay positive!

The first day of school down here was delayed 2 days because of TS Fay. No snow for us!

I'll say a prayer for you, but I'm sure everything will be fine.

Nal said...

It will all come together slowly but surely. You are one hell of a strong woman and I am in awe of you and your blog - it take courage and strength to go through what you do daily, to write as you write and to still keep that wonderful sense of humor around you. Here's wishing you strength to get through this comoing semester and sailing through it like a dream :)

Weeble Girl said...

I know, I know I will be fine but this sense of dread is just wrapping itself around me. I don't understand why it's so pervasive this year as compared to any other year.

Thanks for the support!