Someone asked me today if I was ready for school, the simple answer's no.
Sure the tables are tidy, pens and books sorted out, a timetable done, even so...
There are so many things I simply don't know...
What has happened for my little ones in the weeks gone by?
Will they be outgoing and chatty or fearful and shy?
There are many I've heard from but some I have not...
Do they know that I care, or do they think I forgot...
What questions do they carry? What worries do they hold?
Will their parents be warm and approachable or distant and cold?
And how will school look like, after this time that has passed?
Will we continue the same old, or answer questions we have asked...
About digital connection, home partnerships, and more,
Like minimising inequity and starting to settle the score?
The thing is no matter how much I prepare, how brilliant are my plans,
Tomorrow I will meet my learners with heart and mind in hand,
And move with them, prepared to dance and discover on shifting sand.
With hope, as always :)