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Another New School Year
The new school year is in full swing, and I am immersed in learning how to reach a whole new group of youngsters; how to help them; how to discipline them; how to give them the very best shot at success.
I'm in a new teaching assignment. Where I have taught only 6th grade for the last 6 years, I now have classes with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. My usual angst about letting my 6th graders go at the end of each school year will be allayed as I get to keep them for three whole years. Now, I will only have to live through the annual launching of our "finished" 8th graders into the wider world of high school.
My new courses are keeping me busy, figuring it all out and finding ways to make it lively and interesting. My new charges are a bunch of interesting personalities, and we are slowly learning to know and trust one another. They are in that early phase where they begin to believe that they may have fallen into the hands of a crazy person -- and then wonder if that is a bad thing.
I am tired each night, excited each morning, and tremendously relieved every single weekend.
Another new year is well started.