My first day back at “work” was actually an ensoku–picnic–with one of my elementary schools. I didn’t have to teach any classes, rather, the requirement of the day was to bond with students some more and to get to know the new first graders. (Adorable!) I had a lot of fun, especially with some of my favorites who idolize me (yay, ego boosts!), but it would have been way more exciting if it weren’t so cold! I left the beautiful temperatures of Arizona to come back to 50-60 degree weather! Bah! It’s nearly May! This time last year, I was going to lay out on the beach! (Not swim, the water was still too cold.)
In any case, it was a pleasant way to get back to work considering how jet lagged I was still.