16 August 2015

Teachers Get Back to School Jitters Too

{The Knefely Girls First Day of School}

I did it! I survived the first week of school.   Isn't it funny how it literally takes your body a few weeks to adjust?  My feet and lower back were so sore this past week.   The way I ached, you would have thought I had been off for 6 months instead of just 2.   The saying, "There is no tired like teacher tired" is so TRUE!

Even though I am sad to see my summer come to an end, I am excited to start a new school year. Do you get excited about the first week of school too?   The night before the first day of school my daughter told me she was nervous.  I told her even teachers get nervous too.  That is so very true, at least for me.   Even after 15 years, I still find that I get first day jitters too.   I think it is the excitement of meeting my new class.  The worrying and wondering if I have everything ready and prepared.   Oh, but when I arrive that first day my nerves quickly settle and it turns to excitement.  I love the way the clean halls smell, how the shiny floors look, all the kids are clean cut and ready to go.   I love how most of the children are even excited to be back at school.  I love the way new school supplies look with no rips or tears, knowing this want last.   Yes, even though I am sad to see my summer come to an end, I am excited for a new year.

Every year I wonder which kids will touch my heart and which will make me want to pull my hair out {yes, they touch my heart too, but still make me want to pull my hair out} ;))!  I wonder if I will be as successful as I was the year before and I wonder what changes I can make to myself to become a better teacher.   I wonder if I can try to find a balance between school and home, wanting so much not to neglect either too much.   Oh, the pressures of being a teacher, mother, and wife.  I pray that I can find a balance between both and find a way to juggle it all.  Somehow in the end it usually all works out.  Isn't funny how things have a way of doing that?  When you at least expect it, life just works itself out!  I know my friends, that many of you feel and wonder the same things too.  So, I will leave you with one of my favorite bible verses that can give ANYONE encouragement:

I hope all of you have a fantastic year!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  



  1. Thank you so much for sharing! My kids come on Thursday and I am anxiously awaiting meeting them as well! Just like you, I always get slightly nervous but by the time the kids hit my door, excitement takes over! Hope you have a fantastic year!

    Life As I Know It

    1. I hope you do too! I will be starting my second week, so I am ready to get started and am jumping in with both feet. Thanks so much for stopping by.



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