Let me start off by saying, I LOVE my job. I LOVE my students. And yet, eight years into the field of education, I still have the night-before-school nightmares! Whether it’s truly the weeks leading up to the start of a new school year, or at the end of a vacation week, or just a long weekend, I start having the craziest dreams: I didn’t label the desks. Nobody will tell me my students’ names. I’m three hours late for the first day, and my students are alone in the classroom. A car drove through the classroom. A train ran through the classroom. I can’t find my classroom. I forgot to plan for the first day. And the list goes on!
A few weeks ago, during Morning Meeting, a student announced that she had a dream about our classroom, and other students chimed in to share that they had also dreamt about our class. I told the students that I frequently had dreams about the classroom, too, and one student said, “That’s because you’re thinking about us a lot.” She’s right!
So now it’s the last night of April vacation, and I’ve been having these dreams for two days now. Do they ever go away? Teachers, am I the only one who has crazy classroom dreams? Tell me I’m not alone!