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Teachers have first day of school jitters too! Will I have enough crayons and pencils for everyone? Did I spell everyone’s name correctly? Do my students know how they are getting home...walking, taking the bus, going to day care? How can I help my First Grade criers? Like some student...

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School Anxiety… Teacher Style

Posted by: Connie McCarthy on Sep 09, 2010 in Teacher Appreciation, Connie McCarthy, Back to School


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Teachers have first day of school "jitters" too!

Will I have enough crayons and pencils for everyone? Did I spell everyone’s name correctly? Do my students know how they are getting home...walking, taking the bus, going to day care? How can I help my First Grade "criers?"

Like some students, teachers also have trouble sleeping the night before school opens. We solve problems in our mind and over-plan activities for the first day. We try to anticipate student’s needs.

Even veteran teachers expect the unexpected.

So, as I finished my twenty-third "first day" of a new school year, I’m breathing a big sigh of relief! Hardly any classroom tears, all lunches were served on time, no lost students, and all arrived safely at their after school destinations.

Whew! To all fellow teachers who have completed their "first day," I say rest easy. We’re off to a great start for a new school year!

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  1. Posted by - Pam on Sep. 13, 2010

    What a great first week my little man had!

    He loves "proud cloud" and "kindness kisses". He want's to continue the classroom systems at home!

    We are off to a great start!

    Thank you!
  2. Posted by - Beth White on Sep. 10, 2010

    Thank you for making it a great first week! Mine are exhausted and happy at the end of each day. I can't ask for more than that!

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