August Dreams

Aug 4, 2010 by

It’s the beginning of August.  Have the dreams started yet?  You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?  The back-to-school anxiety dreams.  Mine usually go something like this:  I’m in my classroom a week or two before school starts, getting my room ready.  I’m hanging a bulletin board and turn around to find all of my students already there.  Sometimes there aren’t enough desks for all of them, other times not enough books, but always I am not prepared and I begin to panic.  I don’t know how the dreams end because I always wake myself, heart pounding, and remind myself that I still have X number of days left and that I will be prepared by the time they all show up. In my opinion, teachers have one of the hardest jobs in...

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