School is just a couple of weeks away. At least for me. Raine gets a couple more weeks of summer, but our district is starting earlier than the Cruces district. Again. Sigh.
Anyway, the school supplies are showing up in the stores, and we took advantage of some sales today to get a head start on getting ready. There is just something about heading to school with new notebooks and pencils and crayons, etc that holds hope and anticipation for the whole year. A fresh start. A new beginning. It was like that for me as a kid, and its like that for me now, as a teacher. I even had some inspiration today, looking at the supplies, for some lesson plans. I thought that was pretty cool.
I certainly would love to have the extra two weeks of summer that Raine is getting. I'll be ready, though, when it is time for me to go back. I've been able to recharge the batteries of inspiration and patience. I have some new ideas, and I hope some "better" ideas, and I will like trying them out. I've been in an alternate setting for a couple of years, and I'm ready for having my own classes again. Or, I will be, in another couple of weeks.