Today, we spent many hours planning the first two all-Crew days I will have with the incoming 9th grade students on Thursday and Friday. Also, we spent many hours organizing items in our classrooms to make sure they are ready. It was a lot easier this year than last because of a lot of the organization and purging that we did in June - I am very proud of our work and my colleagues.
I can't wait to meet my new students tomorrow that I'll be working with for the next four years. After going through the loop once, I know it will be quite a shock to see how little they know what to do - but I will view it as an opportunity to become a better educator.