Two days down.
I have a super sweet class with no stinkers. People always ask me how can I possibly know that on the first day. I want to say because you can smell a stinker from a mile away but, instead, I say because if a student is truly a stinker, then you’ll know on day one.
This is my take of a Stinker on Day One:
1. Shouts out.
2. Knows it all. I know! I know that!
3. Yells, “NO!” or “I DON’T WANT TO!” when you give them a direction.
Most kids don’t do that on day one. They might work up to it over time as they become more comfortable with me and our class and my friendlyfunnyself, but it doesn’t happen on day one.
It has happened to me on Day One before. And I think, ohhhh boy. And ohhhhh no. And I hope and pray the five cent BevMo sale is going on.
But I didn’t have any stinkers on THIS YEAR’S day one.
But, as the title of this post says, my feet hurt and I’m tired. I’m super happy to be back in the classroom, though! I love it. I absolutely love it.
We also have a new principal! She showed us this video at our staff meeting the day before school started:
I love this kid.
Okay, before you go, let’s talk about those frames that everyone makes for the first day of kindergarten or first grade or whathaveyou and the kids hold it up and their face is in the middle. Yeah, those.
Well, our amazing kinder teachers do that. And then they print and laminate a copy for the parents and have it waiting for them at back to school night.
I know. I want to hate them, too, but I can’t because I actually love them a lot. Apparently, I need to work with people I’m not fond of and then I could hate them.
Well, I didn’t want to copy them and do the exact same thing that they did last year. But what to do?! WHAT TO DO?! That was me on Tuesday, the day before the first day, hitting myself in the head as I tried to come up with an idea.
Eventually, I came up with this:
Happy first day! I love the flag bunting….so cute! I start Wednesday and I'm sure my feet will hurt and I'll be tired too. Glad you have no stinkers. I hope I didn't get the ones you were suppose to have. LOL
I loved the video-thanks for sharing!!
Kim Hamilton says
I lovelovelove reading about your escapades. You make me smile (or guffaw) every time you post! The guffawing today is about your student's heads which are being hugged by the legs of the bear in the background. At least you have something on your walls. Mine would have a white wall with a few very old sticky fingerprints for a backdrop!
Have a wonderful year!
Elizabeth Hall says
I met Kid President at the Beyonce concert this summer. He's awesome. I love showing my kids his videos 😉 Happy back to school!
Mrs. Leeby says
Love that idea! And it does look like the bear is giving birth to the first grader. . . had to say it. Ha!
Learning With Mrs. Leeby
I think the flag idea is super cute! I always end up doing lots of last minute stuff, too, but mine doesn't usually turn out cute enough to share!
I think the banner is wonderful! I do a framed sign similar to your K teachers I'm sure. Glad you don't have any stinkers in your class! I'm keeping my fingers crossed I don't have any!
Rambling About Reading
no princess says
Mrs. Wheeler says
What a cute little banner!! I didn't even notice the bear in the background! Ha!
And I am happy to report that I have been to a BEVMO before. #sheknowscali
Glad you had a good day but not glad your tootsies hurt!
Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT
I know all about the first day stinkers. There were two years I had to CALL A PARENT on the first day. It was that bad. One of them even growled at me!
Way cute banner. I did the frame last year but I have a few of the same kids since I moved up so ill have to do something different. I might have to borrow your idea. 🙂
Love, love the video! That kid is so cute!
Glad your first day went well. I am crossing my fingers for no stinkers as well. Love the cute banner.
Miss DeCarbo says
I think your banner turned out cute! 🙂
Sugar and Spice
Mary Byrne says
Can you share the flags??? How about a freebie? Love your posts. Can't believe you've started school already! We don't start school until after Labor Day!!!!
Cute banner! Luckily no one does it at my school- so I don't feel the pressure. haha. No- I do take their pictures on the first day- just not holding something. My theme is pirates so I buy them eye patches & have a pirate hat they wear. I take a picture like this for my bulletin board. Happy back to school! We go back next Wednesday & then school starts the 19th. Carol
Teaching Little Miracles says
Cute idea! I'm hoping for no stinkers too! 😉 I start the 22nd…
Teaching Little Miracles
Glad you survived your first couple days with no stinkers! I remember the year one little guy refused to get off my carpet and go to his desk within the first 10 minutes of being in my class. You can always spot a stinker. Did your class size stay at 30? I am amazed that you can handle that (and more!). We are capped at 20 and right now my list has 18. But so much can change before September! Can't wait to see pics of your room!
Love the video, and your little pennant banner is adorable!
First Grade is Fantabulous!
One of my colleagues shared that Kid President video with me last year and I absolutely adore that child. So cute and honest!
The Caffeinated Teacher
Meredith Walsky says
Love the Kid President!!! I shared the Kid President with my assistant principal last year and she used part of his speech in her 5th Grade Moving Up ceremony speech. He is too cute!
Congratulations on making it through the first few days of school. I can;t wait for mine to get here!
1, 2, Eyes on You!
Traci - Dragonflies in First says
Yay for no stinkers!
Mr. First Grade says
Totally agree! You can spot those stinkers on the very first day!! Love the bunting as opposed to the frame – gets the same idea across in a new and different way!
Mr. First Grade
So glad you have a crop of sweeties…happy Friday! Love the banner idea…BTW I spy new green stools in the background!
Mrs. Cockrell says
Ooh–no stinkers?! It's like my dream world! LOL. Love your banner–super cute–even without glitter!
Frieda Nel says
Love the pep talk. Exactly what we all need.