It’s almost time to go back to school. My first official day is Monday and students arrive on Wednesday. I’ve already met with my team and started planning for the first few days. Because my classroom is used for a summer camp, I am unable to get into my room until Monday – my first official day that is mostly filled with meetings. Who else but teachers would stress about not being able to work for free? The amount of prep that needs to occur at the start of the school year is enormous. It’s frustrating to not be able to work in my classroom. Thankfully a few of my students from last year promised to show up on Monday to help me unpack and set up before my meetings start. I have such great kids!