Today is our first day with students. We saw a few of them yesterday at our "Freshman First and New Student Orientation," but the entire herd will be there today.
Am I ready? Well, my name is on the board, and my desk is fairly clean. I have stacks of things to hand out: agendas, student handbooks, tonight's homework. (Yes. I know. Only a MEAN teacher gives out homework on the first day. I like that about myself!)
Biggest question of the day for me: Will my new shoes kill my feet? The jury is out on that one. It's a short day, so that is in my favor. (I'm packing an extra pair of shoes to be on the safe side!)
The first day is always a short one. It gives the teacher's voices and feet time to adjust.
Sophomores: sophos (wise) + moros (foolish) Yep, that about sums it up! And there will be 80 of those wise foolish people waiting for me today.