So, depression is slowly sinking in.....its that sad time of the year when teachers have to think about going back to work and its that happy time of the year when parents are so excited to send their children back to school cuz their children have just about tried their patience.......now since I only have 4 legged children (except Simon the 3 legged cat) I don't understand this urgent need to release children back to school, though when my niece, age 3, and my nephew, age 6, come to visit, they are quite high maintence and I need a nap when they go back home:)
Of course, as a teacher I need to be thinking of a lesson to start the year off with and since I teach 8th grade and they already know everything at that age, sometimes this can be "challenging". Perhaps I will start off with some simple, common sense approaches....nothing too high tech.
Perhaps I should discuss what it means when someone says "The grass is not greener on the other side" And then perhaps I could tell them about the "monkey see, monkey do" philosophy.......or should I say, "goat do, lamb do"?
And yet the hardest lesson can not always be taught by a teacher, it is a lesson that only a person can teach his/herself and it comes from the heart: be yourself, laugh at yourself, and never think your too old to have a little fun:)