August 25th was my first day of school. I had been working most of August to get my room set up and start getting my curriculum in place. I was planning on doing some preliminary testing of students the first week. That night derailed all of my plans. I couldn't make the changes I had planned on making. I was literally just trying to put one foot in front of the other and not break down in the process.
My maternity leave ends Monday (yes, it has been six weeks... unbelievable!). Parent-teacher conferences were this week, and I've been at school every day until close to eight. I will likely be working on school and curriculum all weekend.
I am looking forward to working with my students again, though I am sad about leaving Kellen. I worried initially that because of the house, the baby, and teaching that I wouldn't be able to juggle all three parts of my life and do each well. However, I've found that teaching is a great distraction from all that has been going on and is a nice break from the last two months. It is my hope that Monday, my first day back, is much less eventful than August 25.