I was proud of how calm I had been all last night and most of today.
The nerves hit me about an hour ago. It’s sinking in that tomorrow I am meeting the 18 children for whom I will bear responsibility for the next 10 months. I do not take this lightly. I have a number of children and families who will require a lot of me, and I’m ready to give it. I just hope I can do them all justice. I so want to do this right.
Yesterday was for preparing. Today was for trying to relax. Tomorrow is for getting the ball rolling. Here’s to what I hope will be an amazing year.
Edit: for those who asked, I’m teaching third grade at a private school in NYC. I’ve been at the school for two years as an assistant teacher, this is my first year as a head.
(pic is from the roof tonight. see: trying to relax.)