Back to School

The days are shortening and this morning there was a slight chill in the air. Summer days are almost over and our daily routines for the rest of the year have begun. We say goodbye to late morning starts, lazy days spent reading, and late dinner hours. We feel rested and sated with free time and “doing a lot of nothing”.

This week school has begun and, with it, the beginning of the new academic year. Alarm clocks ring to wake us up. Some trudge to school, others walk eagerly, and others face their fear of entering into a classroom with a group of strangers. By now first day jitters have been calmed and many are settling into the new school year.

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I, too, have begun the new school year in a new classroom, a different school, with an unknown group of children. My spare time will now be spent planning lessons, preparing activities, and catching up on household chores. One thing I will not be able to spend much time on is blogging. Until I have reached the stage where I do not need to work after school hours, I know I will not be able to post everyday or even visit many blogs. I shall miss being able to communicate with many of my readers on a daily basis; but know that I shall post when I can and as often as I can.

Until the next blog post

Colline

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26 thoughts on “Back to School

  1. Good Luck for new year school, it wouldn’t be so difficult for students when they have a teacher like you πŸ™‚ I wished to be in your class (going to the past….) Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia

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    1. I have a new grade to teach this year Sonel so it is a lot of learning for me and a lot of preparation. I will not neglect posting too much though because I love blogging so much πŸ™‚

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  2. I remember when I was teaching and I had not known blogging until more than a decade later. I would not know what and how to prioritize them or give one a bit more preference over the other had these two ‘loves’ of mine came to me at the same time. Now that I am so much into blogging and no longer teaching, I’d want so much to teach. I feel so excited toying with the idea of maybe teaching what I blog and blogging what I teach. Honestly, this is possible when you teach in the graduate school.

    I’d like to repeat what Sonel said: “Please don’t let us miss you too much here on blogosphere”.

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    1. Thank you Maxim.
      I am currently teaching little ones. But if I were teaching high school students still I would definitely use blogging as a way to get them writing and publishing their work. It could be such a powerful tool!

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  3. Enjoy your new experience it will be lots of fun! Some days I wish I could do some full time teaching still. I know my time for teaching is far behind me since moving to NZ. I still have lots of good memories I can use when feeling lonely!

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    1. Maybe you can find a school where you can go in and volunteer for a couple of hours a week in a reading programme. Some schools here run reading programmes and retirees go and and read with children who need one-to-one practice.

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  4. I am right there with you Colline! I just finished the second week of school ( really closer to the 3rd!) and am finding difficult to keep up with the blogging world! I am missing my writing as well. Still adjusting to the schedule and the vast amount of energy expended in this job!!!

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    1. I am hoping that on e the school year is under way, a routine can be established and I find time for writing and blogging. However this is my first year teaching this level so I may not reach this point this year.

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  5. I’m going to miss Summer but thinking ahead of the many exciting things that awaits during the “Back To School” days makes me want to say, “”I’m ready for another amazing school year!” I bet all parents agrees with me.

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