School is less than one week away in Chatham County. But for teachers, today was their first day back in the classroom. Those like third-grade teacher Heather Smith will be busy all week decorating their rooms and making lesson plans before next Monday.
Smith says getting her class ready is the easy part. The hardest part is waiting for her students to arrive. "The hardest part so far is figuring out exactly what I have to do next week, that's the hardest part when the kids come," she said. "I'm not sure what they're going to be like, how well they work together, so that's the hardest part planning for them to come in."
School starts in Chatham County Monday, August 16.