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: