I have now survived my first two days of school as a fifth grade teacher. The first day was a minimum day and the kids were all a bit shy being back. But today was a different story. It was regular length and the kids were all excited to be back and around their friends. They're also testing me to see how much they can get away with. I had a headache by the end of the day. Please pray that I will know how to handle the situations that come my way. Pray that God will use others to help me with all of the new things I'm dealing with. If you can give me any pointers or specific tips for controlling and teaching my students, please do. I think I am a fairly good classroom manager, but I haven't experienced this before.
I don't know what's in store for this year and it's hard to see the light because of all the chaos. But I do know one thing is for sure: God is still good.