This happiness often follows me into my classroom. As October arrives, I have started to get to know my students, their strengths, their weaknesses. We have all become used to the our schedules, and the routines (because every year I change something, so I even have to get used to it). We start working as a unit.
Fall to me is a time of "new beginnings". Many may think Spring is the season of new growth, but to me that is a mucky, muddy, boot sticking season. Rain, melting snow, state tests.... kind of a brown sludge dragging me down. Give me fall all year... New units, New ideas, New curriculum, New teachers, New students, New opportunities.