Summer is over. Sigh.
Luckily for my children, they aren't there yet. Their fateful day is still a week away. But as a teacher, today's the day I head back. No, no backpack, but my car is packed with goodies collected over the summer that need to go to school.
This back-to-school day is a bittersweet moment, as I already miss the luxury of summer. Pool days. Sleeping in. Reading books. Running around. Adventures. Vacations. Change of pace.
Instead, I know I'm in store for a day of meetings today.
But, there's also energy ahead. I know that today I'll be reuniting with my colleagues. We sit at the cusp of a blank slate, a brand new school year. Electricity is the flip side of that freshness. New ideas & new plans get set into motion. This fervor is what sparks our imagination which leads to inspiration.
As much as I hate to say goodbye to that open schedule of summer, there's something to that "back in business" feel. It's a vitality of that only teachers "get."
Making a difference is quite a challenge...but so worth it! It feels pretty good when you see "your" kids get it. A pride like no other And they do "get it!" I know, because we, as teachers, are rooting for them, pushing them, encouraging them, urging them, and guiding them to "get it."
Images: Phineas & Ferb pic from http://www.disneygals.com/2015/06/its-been-a-great-summer-an-interview-with-jeff-swampy-marsh-dan-povenmire-phineasandferbevent.html, Teacher quote from http://www.buzzquotes.com/technology-quotes-for-teachers, https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/the-other-21st-century-skills/: video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuBmSbiVXo0