So we are already 5 days into the school year! Seems a little crazy to say that, but the routine is being put into place and things are going really well I think.
Starting in a new school is quite overwhelming on top of preparing for a new school year. There is always so much to do and the list seems to grow and grow, but the first day always comes. Despite having all new students along with new staff members to get to know, the first days of school last week went rather well. And the nerves that I felt during my first few years of teaching didn't show up! Maybe the 4th year makes things easier possibly.
I know I will have some work to put in this year to establish the things that I want to happen within my new classroom, but I believe the hard work will be worth it.
My schedule is really nice actually and I am finding time to get things done so far! I have 3 preps: Drawing/Painting Fundamentals, Drawing/Painting Advanced, and AP 2D Studio Art. That compared to teaching K-12 previously is very different!
I'm excited to see how things come together in the next months as the year continues.
Here's to a great year for all teachers out there! Good luck to a new beginning of the year!