Day 71. Tomorrow is day 1 in our new temporary home! It’s like the first day of school all over again, literally.

I can’t sleep. I’m anxious excited. I’m also very nervous and don’t know what to expect. But I do know that I will be happy and love my students more than I have ever loved them before.

I vow to influence their minds in the most positive ways. I intend to lift up their spirits and never allow themselves to think lowly of themselves. I will demonstrate kindness and empathy so that they can experience those feelings and go on to share them with others. And I promise to be the best that I can be, meaning that I will try my hardest to be understanding, patient, forgiving, trusting, loving, and welcoming to each student that comes through my door.

Teachers make the world go round.

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