As a teacher, I always have mixed emotions about Open House.
There’s excitement for the new year…
fear of the unexpected…
and the feeling of being overwhelmed by the responsibility of molding young minds.
I’ll be “looping” for the first time ever–teaching most of the students who were in my 3K class last year in 4K this year. There’s something to be said for knowing your students’ strengths and weaknesses before the year even starts.
But there is also a bittersweet feeling this year. My sweet babies, who not so long ago had adorable rolls on their chunky legs,
are now both enrolled in the school where I teach, 5 days a week.