Saturday, July 19, 2008

The School Year Approacheth

So here I am 2 weekends away from the new school year. I feel totally unprepared. I wonder do all teachers feel this way. You would think that I would have it all together considering this will be my third year at Monarch. When I think about my first weeks worth of lessons, I keep feeling that I will forget to give an instruction or that I will forget to mention something important in the lesson. The great thing about teaching is that I am always learning...learning about the kids and learning about myself.

I promised myself that this year I would do everything that I could to create a work/life balance. Will someone please tell me how to do that.

On another note. I found an old photo as I was cleaning out my email. It is a 2005 photo of my workspace as I created my culminating papers for San Jose State University (a requirement for the MLIS degree). Not everyone works well at a desk. I am notorious for working on the floor. My son has also inherited this habit. I have always wanted my kids to take a picture of their work space. I think it would make for an informative conversation about creating comfortable work spaces at home as well as an opportunity to create an interesting display.