Monday, August 18, 2008

Summer's End

Summer has, for me, officially ended. I am a teacher and today is my first day back to school. The students don't start until next Monday, but there is still A LOT to prepare. Most of this week will be dedicated to meetings - when we are all so eager to get to our rooms!

I am blessed to work with gifted students in grades 9-12 and have the same students every year. It is wonderful to be able to develop long-term relationships with my students. I look forward to hearing about their summer, their plans for this school year, and their preparations for college. I also have a whole new crop of freshmen to meet!

I do hate to see the summer end, but I also love the beginning of a new school year. It is a fresh start and holds so much promise. I am blessed.


Margaret Cloud said...

I have a great respect for teachers, I use to help out and I loved it, good luck and God Bless.

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Margaret. I'm excited to see the students Monday.

Annette said...

Where did the summer go? I admit, I crowded more into this one than I have for the last few, but still...I want more! I'm not ready for autumn.

Of course, it's coming whether I want it to or not.

Kathleen said...

Summer stay
Just a little bit longer
We want to play
Just a little bit longer

Oh please, please stay
Just a little bit more

My apologies to Jackson Browne

Kathleen said...

I get new students every month. Sometimes I wish I could have a little more time with the same students, and other times, I'm so glad to see fresh faces. They change the teachers every month so the students get exposure to a variety of accents and speech patterns.

Kathleen said...

Getting new students every month sounds like a challenge. I would have troble remembering their names. I can, however, understand the reasons. Enjoy your ever-changing faces!