The first two days of school have been terrific! The students have been attentive and we have had lots of laughs. Of course it does help that I do not assign homework on the first day.
The past two days I have had my alarm set for 5:15AM. I somehow manage to get out of bed, drink a cup of coffee, and have some quiet time before I get ready and leave the house by 7:15. I spend from 7:30AM to 4:00PM at the school (on my feet the majority of the day), and when I finally arrive at home it is all I can do to make it to the couch before I fall into a comatose state.
I have dealt with this experience for a number of years, however, and I know that it will quickly pass. My feet will become adjusted to the added hours of standing vs sitting, and my voice grows stronger with each passing day. The new schedule becomes routine and I eventually find time to do the activities that I enjoy most -- like reading and blogging.
However I also know that these first two weeks of school are a huge adjustment and must be a top priority. That means that I will still need to sacrifice reading and writing blogs for at least a few more days. I look forward to catching up with all your news and events some day soon!