I'm feeling a bit bummed about not being at work for the first day of school. I miss seeing the children's faces light up and hearing them say, "Hey Ms. Smiff!" The first day of school always has a sort of electricity and excitement. Even though I am home, I'm not completely away from school. I'm working on lesson plans for my sub (and hopefully plotting things out for the whole school year) who I will meet on Friday. After one teacher work week, I miss my husband and try not to count the minutes until he gets home. I'm a bit anxious to hear about Justin's first day... he has ALL freshmen this semester... and let's just say the middle school does not prepare his students well. This is also a unique year because for the first time, Justin will be teaching some students that I taught as fifth graders. One girl even asked him about me during last night's open house. I have a faint memories of a few headaches my first year, so I'm hoping some students have shaped up since elementary school.