I hope that you enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to another school year! Getting back to school is a mix of emotions: the feeling of excitement for new challenges ahead mixed with the feeling of nostalgia for the freedom of summer. Your students share these same emotions and their curiosity is at its height in September (e.g. Who will I sit net to? What is my new teacher like? Who will I go to the prom with? What extra-curricular activity will I try this year?).
I wish you a successful school year and, as Jack Layton said, let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic,