I feel really nervous for this year-more nervous than I was last year. It is only my second year and I feel like my students were just amazing last year. By the end of the year they were reading so well (only 1 was below a level D!), writing 3 pages at journaling time, and they knew the routines so well. They were my little babies turned "big kids" and I feel like I don't even want a different class. I'm nervous to go back to kids that don't even know how to write their own names. I'm nervous that I won't do as well this year. I'm nervous that I won't put as much effort in this year, because last year I spent every last minute (and dollar) on school and I really think it helped make my students successful. How hard is it to start all over again with a new batch of kids that are a whole year behind the kids who just left you?