Thursday, August 12, 2010

it's that time again....

Last year, about this time, I posted about how I have bad dreams before school starts. You can find that post here.

Well it's that time again.  
The bad dreams have already started.  

I started working in my classroom on Monday so I think that's why they have started.  I have a to-list a mile long, and I just can't stop thinking about school.  When I finally fall asleep at night, the last thing on my mind is always school, so all my dreams are about school.   

So far I have dreamed that they put all boys in my class, then I dreamed that I had all the special ed kids, all the ESL kids, all the speech kids and all the requests.  All the teacher were mad at me because I had kids they were supposed to have.  I also had a dream that I turned on a video for what was supposed to be 10 minutes long, but I couldn't get it turned off so we watched TV all day.  My principal was secretly watching through a window so I got in big trouble.  Last night's dream was the worst.  It was mass chaos.  I forgot to bring nice clothes for Meet the Teacher so I met all my parents in my work out clothes.  Meet the teacher is from 4-6, but everyone came at 4 so I had parents mad at me for not talking to them right away.  I was totally not prepared for them to be there.  I didn't have any of the notes or take home stuff out for them and I didn't have any of my cabinets cleared out for them to put supplies up.  I was so stressed in my sleep. 

The funniest thing about all these dreams is that I did a lot of preparing for this school year at the end of last school year.  I am very ahead of the game and ready to go.  And I have 3 years of experience in Kindergarten.  I guess all teachers just get a little anxious before school starts. 

This morning I woke up at 6:45 to pack Matt's lunch and chat with him before he left for work.  I usually just wake up and get out of bed when he leaves, but I decided to stay in bed this morning.  I forgot to set my alarm, so I slept until 10am.  I never to that.  Ever.  That should tell you how tired I am and how restless I am at night.  

If you think about it, say a prayer for me and all the teachers out there.  We need lots of good rest before the 1st day of school.   

2 comments:

Ashley said...

I slept until 10 too. NOT because i'm lazy, but because Carson woke me up at 3 and I couldn't go back to sleep until 6.

Holly said...

Katy, I always had back to school dreams. My dreams were always that I left the kids unattended and then couldn't get back to them. It's about this time of year I also keep paper and pen on my nightstand so I can write down the things that are going round and round in my brain :)
Will be praying all goes well!