The back to school dreams have started.
Actually, they started pretty much the first day of vacation for me this year. Luckily, I managed to go most of the school year and even most of last summer without having the dreams. These haven’t been as bad as some. Mostly it’s dreaming about going back to school now and being totally unprepared. The usual stuff. One in particular that I had earlier this week involved somehow making it through the morning teaching in French and then trying to get through Math class only to discover that I should have been teaching math in the morning and that it was time for French according to the person from District who came in to observe me teach. One neat thing about it was all the students knew this song about math that they sang for me. They told me their former teacher, Mrs. Rock, had taught it to them. Mrs. Rock who teaches things using music? I don’t know where my subconscious comes up with these things. Luckily in this dream, the kids were pretty well behaved but I felt like a chicken with my head cut off.
I know why I’m having these dreams. I’m starting to think about how I want next year to go. I’m starting to think about how I want to run my classroom and what sorts of routines I want to have. I’ve given myself a nice break to recover from last year’s trials and I think I’ll start getting into school stuff next week after my audition is over. I normally give myself the month of July before I get into my school stuff, but where I’m moving to a new school, where I won’t be able to get into my classroom until late August and where I have a lot of weddings and things in August I want to get going while the going’s good.
Plus, getting a little more prepared will help stave off the school dreams.