Candid Teacher Admits: Day one is tomorrow, and I’m already nervous.
Tomorrow is the first day of New Teacher Orientation. Even though this is my fourth year teaching, I have to attend because I’m new to the district. I have no problem with that, but I am nervous beyond reason. It’s silly because I’m not even teaching tomorrow. I’m probably just going to sit through seminars and maybe participate in a few activities. In addition to that, I’ve already met a lot of the new teachers and they seem very nice. It’s silly to feel this way, but I can’t help it.
Hurricane Irene has added to my list of concerns. Due to the massive flooding & destruction of trees, many of the roads I would usually take to work are impassable. In the past few times that I’ve gone to work, I’ve made a wrong turn or two each time (I’m hopeless in terms of my sense of direction). If I’m lucky, it will take an hour and a half instead of the usual hour it takes to get there… but we’ll see. I have to be there by 8 AM, and I’ve never done this drive so early before, so traffic will also come into play.
Wish me luck!