I made it.
PJ and I are reunited. My feet are up. They’re a little tired after being in a classroom all day long. With books. And backpacks. And actual little human beings.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my group. Oh my word. Can you say SWEET?
I can. SUH-WEET!
I have three sets of twins. And I am a twin. How interesting.
Two sets are together in my class. So I practically have quadruplets except that they’re not all related. The other set is split between my partner and me. And I. And me.
I don’t care about grammar that much at this point.
Anyways, one set of twins is to die for. I can’t explain it. They call each other Bro Bro and they are attached at the hip. They are identical and I can’t figure out who is who. I love watching their relationship. They are also related to somebody famous and I’m dying to tell you guys, but I can’t. DRAT. I am in love with these twins. They suggested they spend the night in the classroom so that they wouldn’t be late tomorrow. I suggested they just come home with me.
So they’re on the other end of my couch in their pjs. It’s a slumber party over here.
Anywho, I’m really happy. 🙂
In previous years, I have felt really sad right about lunch time on the first day of school. I take my new group into the lunch room and mass chaos ensues. No one knows what they’re doing and they don’t understand that I’m leaving them in there. “Where are you going, teacher?” “Teacher, don’t you eat with us?” “Teacher, can you open this?”
I can barely get out alive.
Meanwhile, I see my old kids. And there they go, just looking like Lunch Experts and Mr. and Mrs. Independent. THAT’S when I want to cry. And I may accidentally say, “I’ve heard your second grade teacher is a monster. I’ve got room in my class. How about you come back?”
I didn’t feel that way today. We went into the lunch room, my kids sat down, and they started to eat. The end.
I stood around for a bit . . . extended myself . . . “Need help?” The answer was no. Over and over. So I left. After I stalked some of my old kids and told them I heard their teacher was a monster . . .
The worst part about today was the weather. We only got our morning recess. Poor kids. I don’t see it changing this week, either.
Some of you have left comments that you want to see pics of my room (especially my seating arrangement for 30 kids). I didn’t post any because I basically have the exact same room as last year. Down to the pencils. But, I’ll take you on a tour again. As long as I can sit down and just point.
View from the door
We’re going to have some writing up here. Fingers crossed, anyway.
Carpet area. That’s our class bear in my chair. He comes in handy
for kids who might be crying, homesick, hurt, etc. I wash him A LOT
because he takes care of illnesses, too.
Calendar and another bulletin board – we’ll have some art up there.
Cubbies and stuff.
Another bulletin board. It will have art and writing.
That table is no longer there. I switched it with my semi-circle table
to make room for Miss Ladybug.
I no longer have TODD, the overhead. Now I have Miss Ladybug.
I love her.
This is our supply area. Kids can get crayons, pencils,
band-aids, etc. They drop their Sight Word list in that basket.
The rectangular table is over here now and it’s our Writing Center.
You are also looking at my illegal curtains. I have to spray them with
flame retardant stuff. Soon. Or I could go to jail. Because I’m not taking the
curtains down. Even though that would be easier. But it wouldn’t be as cute,
now would it?
My desk and other stuff. See my bag in the chair? It always
gets to sit there. I never do. That’s our sink and door. That
door leads to the OUTSIDE. As in, the HEAT. Or the rain, whatever
the case may be. Most days, it leads to beautiful weather.
Library with burned out ceiling light
View of my desk
I don’t know this view very well.
Okay, this is embarassing. But I have to show you.
I got a straw dispenser for my pencils!!!!
And then I ran out of time to scrapbook it.
So I got sticker letters. That are kind of ugly.
I want a Silhouette or a Cameo or a Cricut so I can change those letters.
But I don’t have one. So I apologize sincerely for the ugly black font.
I truly hope you don’t have to wash out your eyes with soap.
Updated Library Labels
Inspired by Kristen from Ladybug’s Teacher Files
Close up view
Updated Math Center Labels
Close up view
There you go.
I forgot to take a couple of pics of some new Pinterest inspired projects so I’ll try to remember later.
As for now, the twins are telling me that they’re tired. So I need to zip up their sleeping bags. Plus, Big Brother is about to call my name.
PS Did everyone see Tony’s tank top on the Bachelor Pad?? It looked like Ryan’s from the Bachelorette!!! Not to mention, Shane from Big Brother was wearing a PINK ONE!!! What is going on??????????????????? Is this a trend or are they raiding girl’s closets?