Oh I am sad
I am sad today
For I get to start my school prep proper
Yesterday was the start of it
A novel I had to read.
Shameful the way I enjoyed it
Today, however, it’s not so fun
Today my work gets serious
And just like counting down til the end of term
I found myself counting to the start.
The kids I like,
The colleagues too,
The teaching part is satisfying
I love the challenge of pages of maths
I love the thrill of science
I really want to work with kids
It’s just that life’s not perfect
For eight days before school officially starts
I find myself unit planning.