On the way to school this morning (my last workday before school starts), I realized I forgot to eat anything.
So lucky for me that our local coffee shop is directly on my way.
A chai tea and a white chocolate chip scone. Kind of like my last breakfast. The last day that I could arrive the moment before I am required to be there and not feel like I am behind before I even get started. So, I had time for a five minute detour.
It was yummy.
And tonight I met 19 out of 20 of my new firsties. I recognized most of them from last year, but now I have no excuse to not learn their names.
Meet the teacher is about letting the children and their parents come and meet us. But, I think it did as much for me. I was really nervous. Will I forget names? Will there be a question that I cannot answer?
But I'm feeling good about tomorrow. Except for the guitar and singing (I didn't practice enough today). They aren't strangers anymore. I spoke to all the students and most of the parents.
Buttering up the families is also a good idea. I gave out student and parent presents.
And I got 4 hugs from last year's firsties (now they are seconds--not sure how to say that).
Perhaps with those hugs and firsties that are not strangers I will be able to sleep tonight. A girl can hope.