to summer... I know it's not officially the end of summer,
but for me it will come to a screeching halt tomorrow
when I greet about 130 new 8th-graders.
I'm excited about the new year and my new students,
but I'm worried, too. You see, they've changed our curriculum.
I'm supposed to do things differently, even though my students
have done quite well each year. Like, 99% well.
As in they rock our state tests and learn a lot in the process.
My class sizes have increased.
Which means 130 essays to read
and comment on at a time.
I've been in a dither about it all.
Things have changed, and I'm not too keen on change
when I don't see the benefits.
I want to be bright and colorful and cheerful,
but I'm afraid I'm feeling a bit faded already.
Like this flower...
I'm still taking part in The August Break,
which is supposed to mean posting pictures
with less talking I think.
So I'll be quiet now.