Good morning teachers!
Welcome to your very own class of newbies for this new academic year. Look at all their little eager faces.
Yes. Someone will always be breaking their heart and sobbing in the doorway with mum.
There will be those that simply just sit and stare, possibly scared stiff perhaps? But don’t worry, it’s not you.
You’ll probably have some old hat nursery faces, who, having never EVER played together before, will now be running-a-mock as glued together bandits out in the playground. Refusing to say goodbye to bewildered mums and dads and scaring the living day lights out of the new classroom assistant who’s only just got her first aid certificate. But don’t worry, it’s not you.
Somebody WILL be undoing your handy work. Carefully mixing up your colour coordinated book displays. Your neatly placed pencils and rubbers are now being used as a fort, make-shift train track, a sword and shield?! But don’t worry, it’s not you.
Amongst the chaos will be us. My little one is likely to be the one hiding behind me. I’ll avoid the blushes and not wear lose fitting clothing incase she decides to attempt to use them as an invisibility cloak. Because let me tell you, retrieving a little one from under your top without flashing your boobies it’s pretty tricky stuff.
And, whilst she may be doing her best impression of Harry Potter and vanishing before your very eyes today. Here’s the thing; it’s most definitely not because of you.
She’s actually very excited to be in your class and has only heard the highest of praises about you. She wants to be here and is ready to grab all that knowledge we know you are so keen to share.
Get to know our little disappearing magician and you will find that actually, she’s quite the opposite of what she first seems. She’s no meek mouse. Strong willed to always do the right thing, kind and generous are her super powers. She’s just hiding them away right now, because first days are always a bit scary aren’t they.
And, whilst there’s no doubt in my mind that it will be like trying to pull grilled cheese off toast today, we know she’s ready for this new adventure and her chance to shine.
Enjoy your new class of newbies! For they will never forget how you made them feel on their first day of school.