Ever since I was a litttttle bear cub, I have wanted to be a teacher. In second grade I would beg Mrs. Gargaly to let me take home the extra homework worksheets so I could play school with my moose Maryanne. It’s taken quite a bit longer to get to become a teacher… longer than I ever anticipated it would take back when I was wearing glasses and leotards w/ plaid shorts and penny loafers (get jealous).
Now…Today is the biggest and bestest most wonderful day ever (other than my wedding)…. because today is my first day of school as a TEACHER.
My classroom – not allowed to be decorated because apparently teachers don’t decorate until after the students have been there for awhile…strange.
Last night felt a bit like Christmas Eve – it was hard to fall asleep and then I woke up every 5 minutes to check my clock to see if it was time to get up yet. Then I awoke with a jolt before my alarm went off, jumped out of bed, and raced to the shower. The only difference between what I am feeling now and how I feel on Christmas morning is that I actually have something to worry about. I am excited, nervous, anxious, giddy, happy, and scared to death – all at the same time.
What if the kids don’t like me? What if I get so scared I can’t read my own guidebook correctly or I mess up the 7 Days of the Week song?
All of those things don’t really matter in the long run… because I know deep down in my heart that this is my destiny and I am finally living my dream.
Wish me luck my friends.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a full recap!
Congrats! I hope you have a wonderful day, the kids will love you! Good Luck, can’t wait for details!
I am there with you in spirit today smiling wider then your doorway. I know all too well how much you wanted this day to come since I remember you playing school and you were always the teacher :). I hope the day goes well don’t let fears take you down remember you can do anything. I love you and have a great day Mrs. Bear 🙂
Adorably Distracted... says
Good luck!!! I know you’ll do great!!
brown eyed girl says
Yay good luck!! have fun!!!
Candice Lynn says
Good Luck on your first day! I can’t wait to follow your teaching story 🙂
YAY! Congratulations! I hope your day is wonderful and I can’t wait to hear about it! :o)
I was an avid school player when I was little too. I used to ask for an overhead projector every year for Christmas and I’d never get one…so I’d write on my window with dry erase markers and when my parents would get mad at me I’d tell them to get me an overhead projector and I’d stop! They had nothing to say to that one! 🙂
A Bride In Boots says
You are going to ROCK IT! How awesome that you’re finally living your dreams out. Congrats, best wishes, and good luck (though I know you don’t need it)!
Good luck! I know it’ll be great!!! 🙂
I hope you are having a wonderful first day right now! You will do great! Can’t wait to hear all about it!
THE Stephanie says
Good luck! I know you’ll be great and the kids will LOVE you!!
Ahhhhh you are going to do SO great today lovely lady!! Seriously, you are going to be the most amazing teacher and the kids are going to love you! They are going to take one look and listen to you and know how lucky they are!!
Congratulations on your first day of school… can’t wait to hear all about it!
California Wife says
YAY!!! I hope you had a wonderful day, I can’t wait to hear how it went!
I hope your first day went well!!!
New follower here stopping by from Kisses and Crossaints. I’m also a teacher, and I loved this post. Your excitement and passion for teaching is infectious! I love running across teachers who really truly love what they do. Hope you are enjoying your summer, but looking forward to yet another wonderful “first day of school.” 🙂