Here begins yet another school year.
I have mixed feelings.
I am excited to be teaching at the same school for the 2nd year in a row, excited to meet the new kiddos in my room, excited to be reunited with fellow teachers, and excited to do what I love to do – teach!
I hate leaving my baby, I hate not being able to spend all day with him, I hate not watching him discover new things, and I hate only getting a few shorts hours with him at the end of the day.
I know many women have done it before me, and I know I can do it too, I just am going to do it with a little complaining. I think I am entitled to at least that, right? 🙂
As far as how things are going so far – things are good. My classroom is pretty much in order, just small things to do. I was wise and did pretty much most of it the week I went back to work, at the end of the year, because I didn’t want to take time away from Cohen over the summer. I am going to attempt centers this year as well, so that is taking a little bit of planning. I’m pretty much doing the same thing I did last year, but putting it in a center so the kids can get up more. I’ve been told this group coming up needs to get out of their seat a lot. My class last year was *AMAZING* and we were able to do a lot without the use of centers.
Cohen is doing really well with Linsey. I seriously wouldn’t be as “okay” as I am if it weren’t for her. She does so great with him, and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! I am happy that Cohen is able to go somewhere, in a home, that has another child. I think it will be good for him to get that ‘play time’ and to get used to being with other people besides Jesse and I. All in all it’s a good fit.
Well, I better head out of here. I have to get used to these early mornings and LONG days! Working all day and then coming home to baby is hard work! Thankfully, I have the best husband in the world and he helps me out quite a bit. 🙂