Getting to Know You
It’s the beginning of a new school year, and I remember a teacher telling me that while she’s excited to work with a new group of children, this has always been a challenging time for her. Now and then she sometimes starts to feel sad or a little impatient.
It took her a while to realize where those difficult feelings are coming from — she’s missing last year’s children. She knew them so well by the end of the year. “But,” she said, “you just have to let go of them.” That’s what’s helping her free up her energy for this year’s group. If you’re dealing with some of those feelings, too, I hope you know those feelings are natural and that you’re not alone. ….