I find it's best to take the whole back to work thing one small step at a time. Today was baby step number one. I hauled two bags of school related stuff I cleaned out of my spare room to my classroom.
An empty classroom can be an
overwhelming kind of place. Twenty-one years later I still remember the
mini panic attack I had when I walked into my very first empty classroom.
If memory serves me correctly- and in this case I think it does- I
muttered something like what the hell am I doing here?
Honestly, there are a few of
those thoughts still in me whenever I walk into my empty classroom at the end
of the summer. Just like I did 21 years ago I push that uncertainty to
the side, open up my closet that is stacked with the things that make the classroom
my own, roll up my sleeves and get to work.
Minor progress was made today-but
it's a start. I'll be back next week to take a few more steps forward
before I have to dive all in on August 25.
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