School is back in session. Actually, it has been for a week and a half now, but I'm just now getting around to posting about it.
This school year is unlike any other that I've ever experienced. Each year that I've taught has been characterized in a certain way, and I don't think that this one will be any different.
Year 1 - My 1st year in the classroom. Enough said.
Year 2 - My 1st year in my house
Year 3 - Planned a wedding
Year 4 - The whole cancer thing
Year 5 - HERE WE ARE!
For whatever reason, I'm approaching this year from an entirely different mindset. I feel motivated to teach with excellence. I feel focused on the task at hand. I feel skilled at the job that I've been assigned. And, I feel privileged to teach the children that are in my class.
The first week back was enjoyable, easy, and smooth. I hope that I'm not jinxing it :)