As most of you know, this is the first week back to school for many kiddos and teachers all over Texas. Typically for me, this is a time of work, work and more work getting my class set up and everything prepared. Plus just being flat out exhausted from the fact that 22 little ones are in your care all day. This year has been much different, in a wonderful way. This year instead of having a full class of students, I'll be teaching a pull-out program with gifted and talented students in first through sixth grade. So one day I'll teach a small group of first graders, one day third grade, so on and so on. I couldn't be more excited and more thankful for this job!! And this week, I don't even have kids yet! So I've been busy taking pictures of the kids and teachers on the first day, helping out a little in the cafeteria, and today spent all day at another school planning the first couple of weeks with kids. It is a true joy. Here's me on the first day of school...no stress!! I'm so excited about this year and all the possibilities this new job will bring. And thankful for the time to be able to also step away and enjoy life! So this year I say with joy, YEAH for back to school!