Well, don’t forget the fun of it all as you begin your teaching career! Besides K-State, you now have new Homecoming traditions—a parade, supporting the marching band, having special “dress-up” days, Homecoming queen and king, the big football game, etc. Be sure to recognize all those opportunities your students are involved in as you settle in to your new school.
As a K-Stater, you know how important those events are—how they provide incentives for your students, a sense of belonging to a school family, and self-esteem. As time allows, try to attend some of the other events to cheer on your students—and to show you recognize their interests and efforts outside the classroom.
And, in case you need a bit more purple in your life, don’t forget our KSU homecoming! The game begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 when the Wildcats take on Texas. Also that day, the KSU volleyball team battles West Virginia. (Start time to be announced.)