Feelings and Back to School

This time next week I’ll be getting ready for our first day back. We have a staff day next Wednesday for handovers, meetings and planning for the year ahead and some time to set up/organise our classrooms. The children will be in on Thursday and Friday. To be honest I’m feeling lots of different emotions and I’m sure lots of people are feeling the same. So this blogpost is just to reassure other teachers (especially NQT’s) who may be feeling anxious/worried that this is normal and to be expected as we face a new school year.


Dare I say it? I’m a bit excited about heading back to school. I love my job (I also love the holidays) but I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine and teaching! I’m also looking forward to organising and setting up my classroom!


Since I returned from the U.K. 3 years ago, I’ve been working with 3rd class mainly so I’m a bit nervous about moving to 5th. While I have taught 5th before – and loved it, I still feel a bit worried about the curriculum and teaching long division – I think it is one of the most difficult things to teach!


I’m a bit sad that the summer is over. I really had a fantastic time off and loved catching up with people and going on holidays. But it’s not too long until our October break. (Being a teacher is really great!)


I’m happy to be starting a new school year. I teach in a very large school so we’ll have lots of new teachers joining us this year – I love meeting new people. I’m also happy and excited to meet my class and to catch up with colleagues who I didn’t get a chance to see over the summer!

How are you feeling about heading back?

One thought on “Feelings and Back to School

  1. I’m moving from Senior Infants to 5th class- so am definitely feeling nervous and overwhelmed! Was very happy to see your blog will be looking at 5th class too:) Also excited to get back to a routine and I’m optimistic that this will be the year that I will be organised:)

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