I went early so that I could put the name of each student on file folder, make copies of handouts, find out where my classroom would be, and make sure I had an internet connection.
I waited and waited. Not one student showed up. No one knew why. The director of the center expressed remorse and I left saying I'd be back on Wednesday.
As I walked home I began thinking about the saying: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."
I wondered, since the students were not in class the saying didn't apply. No one was going to lead them to the classroom, as in the case of last year's kindergarten students. They needed to find there own way. Will they? Stay tuned.