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I can't wait for day two

I have more to say about Neonatal Hemochromatosis, but tonight I am a bit under the weather and so I think I am going to save it for another night.

Tomorrow is my first day with students. I hate the first day.

Yes, there are bright-eyed students (it isn't hard to get up for 1 day), there is excitement as friends see each other for the first time in a while, and maybe the best part - it is full of new beginnings. New classes, new teachers, and maybe even some new friends.

Okay. Maybe I don't hate it.

What I do hate is course outlines and repeating the same expectations and protocol to all four of my classes. It is SO boring, but absolutely necessary. I also hate talking for an entire period - because I am one of those teachers - I start my classes on the first day with a lesson. There aren't enough days to get the curriculum done in the way I think it deserves, so I can't bare to waste even one. And if I am being entirely honest, I don't sleep very well the night before the first day. I am anxious and nervous to meet my new students. I always find myself lying in bed rehearsing what I am going to say. I don't want to mess up on the very first day! High school students might eat me alive :-)

Maybe hate is a strong word, but the first day of school is not my favorite day of the year.

Now the second day, that is an entirely different story. Most kids are still bright eyed and bushy tail. Two early mornings is still pretty doable. They are not sick of their friends yet, and there is still a new feeling when they get to all their classes. And me, I've had a better night sleep and don't have to perform my course outline routine. Day two is all about math, baby. And seriously, what could be better than that?

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  1. Okay, so I was totally going to write exactly about this tomorrow. Blog stealer. bahhaha. But you would be proud to know that I started today with a lesson, very Jordan like of me, because I was so OVER talking about expectations too.

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  2. Nothing. Math is wonderful. And the first day with students always sucks. Too much emotion and energy and apprehension for my liking. Bring on tomorrow... :s :)

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