School starts for us on Monday.
For the girls.
Last year I started the year with tears, sending them off on their way with moisture blurring my eyes.
But this year is different. When they start school on Monday, I will be sitting right along side side them; teaching them this vast, expansive plane that is First Grade. We'll walk it together, they and I. We'll share a new journey, one day at a time.
I've spent today putting the final touches on our learning spaces; organizing it just so, and then reorganizing it again. Pulling out my lesson plan book and making last minute changes to how we'll approach each subject, each lesson. I'm dusting off my Teacher's Cap; gosh I missed it.
I'm ready for this new adventure. More than that, I'm excited for it.
I hope my students are too.