I am not eager to return to dark, early mornings in particular. And I am also a little apprehensive about returning to a job I am feeling less than enthusiastic about. Maybe it's because I don't plan to return after the new baby is born, so the next two months feel a little in limbo. But it also has something to do with feeling frustrated with the system. This is my eighth year teaching public school, and it's getting harder and harder for me to accept some of its realities. I'm ready for a change, but also really nervous.
In keeping with my New Year's resolution, I asked the kids what they wanted to do this year for fun. Their answers were so simple and achievable: trips to the beach and the