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And So It Begins…

As much as I’d like to, I cannot put off the inevitable…

Oh, that’s not to say that I didn’t try and even stretched out my self-allotted vacation an extra week.  I’d originally intended to get down to work on the 1st.


I began by cleaning up my files on Dropbox…

I did away with my lesson plans from the 2012-2013 school year.  I feel that I’ve evolved as a teacher and probably won’t want to repeat those same lessons.  Heck, if I didn’t reuse them last year (I kept those files), I know it’s dumb to think I’ll use them in the future.

I had company while I worked…

How appropriate that Arvin Sloane finally showed his true colors in the final, fifth season of Alias, which I’ve been re-watching these past few weeks.

The tone of my work certainly felt ominous as I heard the heavy footsteps of summer reluctantly plodding out the door.


Fortunately, I was buoyed by a message I received from a student I taught two years ago.


It’s kind of hard to feel down when you know you’ll be reunited with precious students like the one who penned those words!  I taught her two years ago.  She will be a senior this year.  She frequently visited me this past year, and I suspect she will repeat the pattern of stopping by my room enroute to whatever locale she’ll be hiding out in as she skips class.  She’s had Senioritis for three years, so she has this down pat.


And so it begins…long hours prepping, all in an effort to get everything in order so the first few days of school will proceed smoothly.

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