Hi Everyone! Thank you for all your thoughtful comments. I am grateful for the support. Your personal input is so VALUABLE. I survived day number one of the 2010-2011 school year. Yahoo!
But first, Sunday I went for a nice long walk and found apples. Do these pictures remind you of the Robert Frost poem "After Apple Picking" from 1914? I love that poem.
I think I might need a little Robert Frost this autumn.
School! The halls were noisy. Some of the kids are VERY talkative, so I may have to be a tiny bit FIRM for a few days. They smiled a lot and they wrote. My head is spinning as I try to remember all the names, details, faces, announcements. Yikes!
You can see my friend and fellow teacher Melissa just under the map. She teaches one period a day with me to provide a bit of extra learning support for some of the kids. She's fun and encouraging.
There is so much to do. I can only manage so many details, you know? I'll leave home earlier tomorrow so I can think a bit before the kids come back at 8:00 am. I am feeling heaps and heaps of grace already. Do you have a fun school memory? Do you remember any of your school clothes? Some of the teachers looked VERY professional today. I was so hot as I was getting ready this morning. I felt wilted before I got there. Why don't I have any professional clothing? Must think about this.
Please eat an apple, sharpen a pencil, salute a school bus . . . and keep praying for me. Thank you (love!)