First Day of School Jitters

Today was the first day of school!  I can’t believe it is already over.  The staff did a great job energizing students and welcoming them back to school!  The first day of school is sort of like the Super Bowl for teachers.  We get a whole new group of students, fresh paper, fresh pencils, etc.  It is a whole new team and a whole new game plan.  We have stars in our eyes as we set our sights on our goals for the quarter, semester, and even the year.  We feel rejuvenated and ready for a great school year!

Even with all of the excitement, I am not going to lie, last night I was having some butterflies in my stomach and even had nightmares leading up to this day.  My fiancé had to calm me down last night as I was freaking out and telling him all my worries.  “What if I fail?”  “What if my classroom management isn’t as good as last year?”  “What if the students don’t listen?” “What if…..?”  I am pretty sure I talked his ear off for a good 20 minutes, during which I am sure he was wishing he was playing Magic or WOW.

I found this picture that summed up my feelings pretty well.

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Even my dog wasn’t pleased about me going back to work!

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I hope you all had a great first day of school!  How did yours go?  Be sure to tell your experience in the comments!

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