Teachers remember the students have had a long summer to come up with multiple excuses as to why homework isn't complete!
Students remember that teachers lie awake at night and think about how they can make your life miserable, what homework they can create, and what rules to impress upon you!
Here are some inspiring words to help you all have a spectacular year! (I think I had to memorize this in Mrs. Wing's 10th grade English class)
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give away to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or, walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
- Rudyard Kipling -