Friday, September 6, 2013

First Day of School Excitement: Teacher Style

So the first day of school has come and gone. Many amazing teachers reflected on their first day of school and talked via social media about what an exhausting yet rewarding day it was. Some teachers even went further with their thoughts and wrote wonderful, heartfelt blog posts about it. Everything I read was positive and showed an excitement for the year ahead. There was no pining over the loss of summer, but rather a Nemo-like jubilation and celebration of learning to come.

If you want to feel good about the teaching profession, just read some of these first day of school blog posts from rock star teachers:

Middle school teacher Jillian Heise from the blog Heise Teaches & Writes wrote a post entitled Best First Day of School Yet. Need I say more? I don't think so. You should read what she has to say though.

Middle school teacher Lea Kelley from the blog Miss Kelley Writes talked in her post, What We Did On Day One, about her expertise in opening combination locks and being the female Mr. Feeny. :)

High school teacher Cindy Minnich from the blog Charting by the Stars writes in her post, Day One of Year Ten, that despite the characteristic first day of school exhaustion, "the excitement is still there."

One week before the start of the school year, high school teacher Alaina Sharp of SharpChemLove, wrote a post called My Goal This Year. What is it? TO HAVE FUN!

Previously a fourth grade teacher and now a newly initiated third grade teacher, Colby Sharp of SharpRead wrote a post called My First Day that talks all about his excitement over starting at a new school - new to teaching anyway. You see, the school isn't new to him at all: it's where he went to school as a child.

Fifth grade teacher Katherine Sokolowski of the blog Read, Write, Reflect says in her post, The Start of a New School Year, "I love getting a new group, finding our rhythm, and watching them grow."

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