|English: Fraser Valley Elementary School classroom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I went to my new school to set up my new classroom today. The kids come back next Tuesday, but I've been working away for the past week or so getting materials ready and now, physically moving desks and cleaning to try and make the room look welcoming.
I am excited to be working in such a friendly place ..... but I am also nervous.
I get nervous at the start of every term. Will I be able to guide the children through the work? Will the kids settle in? Can I still teach? What's my name again?
Silly really as as soon as I start work, everything seems to flow.
But it is now that I miss having Greg here to remind me that I am GOOD at this job. That I can teach in a way that children can relate to. That I am good at developing a rapport with children.
I miss having someone at my back giving me encouragement, or providing an intelligent sounding board for ideas.
I miss having someone tell me that everything will be OK.
So I ask you all to wish me luck .... by this time next week, I'll have met my new class.
Remind me that everything will be OK, OK?