Now that we have moved across state lines, the fact that I start my job officially in a month is starting to sink in! I have staff training next week and it goes until Labor Day (then first day of classes :o) I am full of all kinds of emotions – mostly internal stress at the moment. I have never had a “legit” teaching job or an elementary school to call my own. I dabbled in substituting and daycare, but haven’t had to plan curriculum or teach lessons or have students that will know me as their teacher.
When I was filling out the New Hire paperwork a few weeks ago, it started to feel real (but that had more excitement attached to it). As I am writing this, my stomach is twitching and my brain is going about 100 miles an hour.. Now that my unpacking is pretty much done;SUCCESS; the real reason why I have moved here can come to the forefront.
Starts in September with students’ shimmering smiles
Can’t get rid of the nerves
Hard transition but can be handled
Organizing with coteachers
On the border of stress and relief
Look out school, here I come