After two weeks of being on the campus with just teachers for company I had gotten use to the nice quiet park like setting. All of that changed today when1,500 students rolled on to the campus many with parents in tow. Bus after bus pulled up and unloaded most of the high school students while the front of the school was jammed with parents and elementary students excitedly finding the right rooms. Each student or parent was lugging a big box of supplies. Some were pulling carts with Rubbermaid tubs on board and others were staggering under the load of bags. It was quite enjoyable to watch.
It was strange to not be welcoming the students to my classroom and yet it wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be. That reaction only seemed to under score my realization that I was ready to leave the classroom but to stay in a school setting.