I know you are afraid. You are uncertain. You are anxious. Today is Halloween. It is also Monday. It is the perfect storm.
Your students will be hyped up today. Excited. Antsy. Rambunctious. A bit ridiculous, too.
You have to teach. You have to classroom manage. You have to survive.
And that is just today!
Tomorrow they will be tired…but they will also be wired. They will be hopped up on candy. They will have no interest.
And the rest of the week will be full of ups and downs in the Halloween aftermath.
And you are dreading it. Seriously, legitimately dreading it. And you can’t think of a reason to honestly use a sick day.
Teacher, you will make it. You were made for this. You love a challenge and a problem to solve, and now you have a big one.
Stay calm. You know ways to grab and keep their attention. You know how to organize chaos. You know how to teach through adversity. This is your time to shine.
Don’t bemoan the cards in your hand this week. Play them wisely. You can win this hand! You are a teacher, dang it! You were born for this!
You’ve got this, Teacher! You really do. And you can enjoy this week! Just don’t fight against it. Work with it. You can do it!
Use this week to get to know and show your care for your students. You are an awesome teacher! You can and will thrive this week! Teach on, Teacher, teach on! You rock!