A New Year
Preparation the night before:
Am I ready?
Oh, yeah . . . Alarm set just in case.
Finally, to sleep.
What am I supposed to remember?
What was that last thought before I fell to sleep?
Did I write it down?
Seriously . . .
Another hour until the alarm goes off
Low stress! (Oxymoron)
HAH! My heart is beating with anticipation!
How will it go?
Check my list again
Smile on my face?
What emoticon or emoji best describes me?
A touch of trepidation . . .
And yet, also
Ready for fun
And yet, nervous – just a little!
It’s the first day of class
This new year
And I am the teacher.
Am I really ready?
“Good morning, and thank you for coming to school!”
What thoughts and feelings do you have the night before that first day of class?
Do you share those with your students?
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