In one week it'll be the night before the first day of the 2016-2017 school year.
This will be my 21st year as a teacher and, yes, I still get nervous about the opening of school.
I'm getting ready by working on some new things for day one (a graphic syllabus and a word search puzzle with the titles of last year's most popular books in our library, for example.)
I'm also getting ready with title recommendations to launch this year's independent reading program (right now I'm really liking Towers Falling.
Just like the students, I'll experience a few more nervous days and nights, but ultimately just like them, I'll be ready.
In fact, together, we'll ALL be ready.