Wow - I really believe the only way to continue to be a teacher each and every year (and maybe this is only for elementary) is to develop some sort of back to school amnesia. You think you remember How tired you'll be. How much talking you do. How many times you call a name, looking at a child, pointing at said child, saying things like "that's you. I'm saying your name".
But - even with all of this, day 2 was better than day 1.
I planned a ton, did about half. Did a little more than half today. Tomorrow will **hopefully** go even a little smoother and we can do a little more, building that stamina.
Haven't even really talked about centers yet, but we will be starting that really soon - planning to start on Monday at the latest.
I hope all of you who have started and getting it done. Those who haven't started yet, enjoy the break, you know your time is coming!!