What is the deal with time these days? I feel like this summer crept along and then suddenly sped up to neck breaking speed for 3 weeks. It slowed down for a little while to what seemed normal and now it’s preparing to take off again. Exactly 3 weeks from today I will be boarding a plane and headed first to London and then to Prague where I will stay for one, sure to be exciting, difficult, learning-filled, scary, and amazing time earning my TEFL certification.
I feel like I’m down to the wire and I’m not ready yet. But at the same time, if I was to leave tomorrow I know I’d be fine.
School started yesterday and I’ve been subbing and helping out every day. It’s been good to see the students at the beginning of a year. After having seen what 8th graders look like at the end of a school year, it is a drastic change. And for that matter, the 6th graders are SO little. Wow. I can’t believe how little they are. AND the variance of growth spurts within the grades is rather startling.
When observing a class today I recognized the spark in the students that I have missed all summer. I love watching kids choose learning. I love it.