The first two days of a new school year are a snap. This is largely because the students haven’t arrived yet. Mine come back tomorrow.
(Yes, on a Friday. No, I don’t know why.)
But I’m feeling good. This year, for the first time, the only course I’ll be teaching will be English III (alias American Literature), with half of my classes being set aside for honors students. I’m excited about this. I won’t lie to you — nobody (teacher or student) is ever happy to get back to work after a blissful summer off, but I feel more optimistic about this year than I have many years past.
Please don’t burst my bubble. I’m still blowing it up.