We all went in to work today and prepped our classrooms for the new year. Tomorrow we open our doors to the children and my quiet three weeks of holiday come to an end.

The posters are up…

My birthday wall stands ready for photos of my kids.

I’m sad the holiday is over but I’m anxious to begin the new year. I can’t wait to meet my new class and see what this new bunch has to offer… and what I have to offer them.

Just as ever child is different, every class is different. How I worked with my class last year is not how I worked with the class the year before, or the year before that. I know some of what this class is capable of, as all the teachers communicate all problems and issues with each other. I know that this year my class will be a challenge. I have two special needs children in my class, one autistic, one with foetal anticonvulsant syndrome. It’s going to be hard.

But it’s going to be worth it.

I can’t wait.