I always have mixed feelings this time of year. For my WHOLE life, since I was 5 years old, school has begun for me on the Wednesday after Labor Day. The weather cools, leaves turn, and I have to go back to work after enjoying the last 10 weeks off from school.
The 2 toughest challenges I have are getting up at 6 am and learning 120 names of 6th and 8th graders. The second one is the worst because each student wants you to know their name and the older I get, the longer this takes me to accomplish.
So blogging might be a bit haphazard for the next few weeks as I spend time planning lessons, going to bed early and especially memorizing my student's names!