I hope that during this school year I am able to maintain some balance. Instead of thinking that summer is over and so is all the fun, I have to continue doing the things that have made me so happy this summer: hanging out with friends, exploring the city, experiencing nature, sitting with my thoughts. By not letting school stress overwhelm me, I should be able to maintain high energy levels and enthusiasm all year--both of which are important elements of my classroom environment.
To all my friends who have already returned to school and to all my friends who soon will, I hope you will keep some 'summer' in your spirit. After all...don't we have the best job in the world?
PS....Check out my June blog about all the changes I made to my website this summer!!