How do I feel about all of this? Very unsettled.
I know that I have the skills to teach all of these classes. I was a band student for many, many, many years and devoted countless hours to practicing my french horn (and all the other lovely instruments I had to demonstrate proficiency). I also taught strings when I was student teaching 8 years ago. But, I am not familiar with what to do the very first day of school. I've discussed this with a few of my friends who are accomplished band directors. They have been helpful, but they will not be there that first day when I stand in front of the students to tell them their band director is not Mr. Arny and that I will be working with them this year. Hmm.
Summer is coming to a close and I have a lot to do. I'm starting my masters and this new job--and I still have to find time to be a wife, mommy, and friend. I feel like I'm treading water. I just pray that it will all work out ok.
In other news, I still think the Chinese girl is 13.
Additionally, I am very excited to see old friends on Saturday!