Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I made it through the first day!
Whew. What a day. It started off great-the kids were nice and quiet but by afternoon, they were a bit punchy! My expectations were a bit too high for this group collectively. A lot of them have never been in school before and I am teaching a transitional Kindergarten class. I was shocked that a majority of them couldn't write their names..even name recognition was difficult. So I've got my work cut out for me and I need to take it down a few notches. Oh, the highlight of the day? Someone set the fire alarm (and apparently it was someone in MY class!!) and we didn't even know where to go for the fire drill. We headed towards the play yard when everyone else was out by the parking lot. Sigh. Oh well. At the end of the day, I had pieces of fudge and now I am home "relaxing." How I have missed knitting. Not sure when I'll be able to pick anything up for a while at least. I can barely squeeze a movie in anymore. I'll get a handle on things soon-at least that's the plan. So bear with me!!