After three months of summer vacation, I was looking forward to the start of a new school year.
Okay, everybody, settle down. Take your seats and get out your textbook.
好了，大家，安静下来 。在座位上坐好，把教科书拿出来 。
Charlie, eyes on your own book. And Kathy, do you have something to share with the rest of the class? No? Then put that away until recess.
查理，眼镜看着课本 。还有凯西，有什么要跟大家分享一下吗？没有？那就把它放下直到下课 。
Now, does anyone know the answer to this question I’ve written on the board? Don’t everybody speak at once. Raise your hand if you have an answer. Patrick, wait your turn. Therese raised her hand first.
现在，有谁知道我写在黑板上的这个问题的答案吗？不要起哄，知道答案的就举手 。帕特里克，下一个是你 。特丽萨先举的手 。
Michael and Stephen, no talking in the back of the classroom. Tim, sit still and eyes forward. Pay attention. Mark, are you paying attention? I just called on you.
迈克尔和史蒂芬，不要在教室后排讲话 。提姆，坐端正，眼睛看前面 。注意听讲 。马克，你在听讲吗？我刚才在叫你 。
Duane and Frank, I don’t see you two jotting down the assignment for tomorrow.
Okay, everybody, read silently at your desks for the next 10 minutes.
I always forget how exhausting it is to manage a classroom full of students. How many months is it before our next summer vacation?