Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Back to Work

This our first week of school since the holidays. It struck me, during a staff meeting, that it doesn't take long to lose the restful, optimistic attitude developed during a two or three week break. During the third week, I was looking forward to returning to the classroom. The stress and surprises begin immediately. Monday was a teacher workday. Students returned yesterday. By day three, I still feel it was time to get back to work, but I am looking forward to the weekend.

M. refused to do any work on Tuesday and chose to disrupt the class instead. He had a better day today. I'm sure he's also looking forward to the weekend and feeling slightly relieved to be back at school.

1 comment:

  1. I am in the same boat. The firs week back is hard. I am glad to be back though. I miss the kids, even the annoying ones. They are usually the one that break my heart and make me want to be the best version of myself! Keep up the faith. We are doing important work. It does payoff. We just don't always get to see it!