180 Days Around the Classroom
OH, my God. I cannot believe tomorrow is the first day of school. It is really the first day of work, but I am a first year teacher and I feel like a kid again. I am sad yet excited because this is the end of one adventure and the beginning of another.
I got this journal from my mom and she told me to use it as a kind of “to-do” list. Being a new teacher and what I have been told, no skinny journal is going to be big enough to write down all that I have “to-do.” I have taken so many child education classes and I still feel totally unprepared for tomorrow. Will I be a good teacher? Is third grade the right age group for me? Will the students even like me? Will I even like them?
I guess the main thing I worry about is how I look. I don’t mean to sound shallow, but I have always been worried how I come across to other people. I look younger than what I am (twenty-two) and I am only 5’2” and 95 lbs. I have purchased several 2 1/2 inch heels as I want the kids to be able to literally look up to me. I think it would be kind of hard trying to get a kid to listen to me if they think I look like one of their little friends. The other thing I really worry about is my cussing. I definitely have a potty mouth. I don’t think my new principal would appreciate me telling the kids to shut their f***ing mouths on the first day of school. To help me with this dilemma I am going to use one of my mawmaw’s jelly jars and drop in a dime every time I say a bad word. I hope like *hell (oops, there goes the first dime) that I don’t cuss in front of the kids. I am not sure what I will do with the money as I collect it. Maybe I will buy the kids ice cream or something but I will definitely not tell them why.