I've always loved the number four, though I don't really know why. My class number has always been a multiple of four... usually its square (sixteen). My nickname's got four letters. Growing up, my favorite books had four amazing sisters (Little Women and The Little House On A Prairie series).
The fact that it's my fourth year of teaching that's coming up... well, I'm excited! :) I'm no longer a greenhorn, and this is the first school year that I'll be re-teaching subjects that I've previously taught. Which means I have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight and will hopefully teach these subjects better than in the previous years.
The new challenge for me this year is the dreaded six-letter word, the Word That Must Not Be Named... T.H.E.S.I.S.
It's extra challenging for me because this is the first time I'll be writing one... you see, my Music undergrad.didn't require thesis-writing. I "only" had to sing in four recitals in consecutive semesters (the last one being an opera, whew!).
I'm hoping and praying that, if my thesis topic gets approved, I can pursue this subject that merges my loves: Teaching Preschoolers, Kodály, and Music!
I'm also looking forward to seeing more of my beloved brother, who'll be joining us this year as a practicum teacher. Yay!
This video captures the excitement I feel whenever I'm about to start a new school year! :)
Must sleep early tonight... for tomorrow until March, I'll be waking up at 4:30 every morning!