Ever since I was in school, I have always had back-to-school nightmares. I would show up to school without any supplies, forgetting my name, with no friends... anything horrible.
This "tradition" has not stopped now that I am a teacher. And I had my first nightmare this week.
I show up to school the first day with all my desks still in a corner, no copies made and my principal informing me that I will now be self-contained.
I have also had the dream where all of my more spirited students are back for their second time in my classroom.
Or the one where I have horrible classroom management, my classroom is at the temple ruins from Lost, and all the administration is in my "classroom" to observe.
To prevent any of these from actually happening (especially the no copies on the first day of school) I have started actually looking at what I want to do the First Day of School. It is such an important day and so much pressure is put on it, that I tend procrastinate my planning for it. I can have the first month of school planned out, but not that first day.
I work better under pressure anyways.
I'm not the only one who has nightmares, right? I think I have always just been so excited for the first day of school, my brain channels that excitement into crazy stories.