I always think about my new friend before the first day he or she is in my class. Is he really nervous? Is he glad for a fresh start? Is he awake all night? As a teacher, you never know where a student is coming from. You never know why they are moving mid year. You never know how long he or she is here for. Yet, you've got to make the new student a complete member of the community. You've got to try to catch them up inevitably.
Believing in God, as I do, though. I always believe God sends the kids into my classroom and my life for a reason. Tempted as I am to roll my eyes over all the extra work; I am happy to have another one if and when they are sent to me.