The first day of school went fine for me. Nik’s day was a little rougher.
I had forgotten the sinking, almost helpless feeling of planning for an entirely new class. It’s really not that fun. Thankfully, I have two binders of stuff from two different teachers to help me so I’m not going entirely from nothing. Anyway, it was fun to get back into the swing of teaching. I am surprised tonight by how much I deeply miss my students at my other school. I missed having that instant connection with my students (or at least some of them) who I’ve taught before. I even missed some of them accidentally calling me “Ms. J”. So, in the midst of all those students, I felt a little lonely. I know I’ll make connections with these HMS kids too but I miss my DMS students tremendously.
On another note, I’m pretty sure I broke my toe again – that same one, in a different place. It happened last night. It’s bruised and swollen. It’s closer to the end of my toe this time and not nearly as painful to walk on. Still – Nik says that I need to wear steel-toed boots. I’m sure Dad (constant wearer of boots!) agrees with him!
Thanks for your prayers and keep praying. Love to you all.