This is so great! I'm going to duplicate my post in "Teachers Learning to Lose" because I want to inspire them as well.
I've been nervous about the upcoming 1st day of school, especially since I'll be in a new district/environment, so here goes . . .
The students are going to LOVE me! They will be so excited to find out what first grade has to offer! They will be well behaved and eager to please. None of them will be annoying or whiny. They will ALL know how to tie their shoes!!
The parents will be involved (but not too involved) and supportive. They will have realistic expectations and an honest evaluation of their child's abilities. They will volunteer!!!
Everything I need to get done in preparation will be done, in plenty of time, to my satisfaction - AND I will have that final weekend to just relax!
I will quickly make good friends with some of my colleagues, and will manage to avoid any negativity or gossip in the staff room. My principal will think I'm awesome and be so glad he hired me!
This will be the best year of my teaching career so far, and the BEST first day ever!
~ Roxell ~ bit.ly/christianity-101
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
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