It honestly feels like a month has passed since I went in for orientation, then work week, and then of course the much-anticipated first week of school! In reality, it’s only been two and a half weeks but ohmyword does it seem like longer!
I caught my son’s nasty sinus infection the first day of school and hardly have a voice — I’m hoping that changes by Monday morning! I’ve been laying low, trying to get as much sleep as possible, and trying to get into a groove with my class.
I now have 23 kiddos — seven girls and sixteen boys. Yes. I have more boys in my class than I had total students in my third grade class during student teaching! It has been a challenge to get a sense of their little personalities and what works for each of them, but I’m getting there!
I have some plans for this blog in the next few days (after I finish planning/starting assessments) and that involves rolling out the following posts (which are all in some form of ‘draft’ stage right now!):
- classroom reveal
- implementing the Daily 5 as a first-year teacher
- reflections on a first first day of school
- update on what we’re working on
I am spending some time tonight going through e-mails, catching up on blogs, and trying to figure out Scholastic Book Clubs. I’m eager to get my first red book box (you have no idea)! I hope everyone has had an amazing first few weeks of school and that you all haven’t succumbed to germs yet like I have — it’s no bueno!
I also have a whole bunch of boys 🙂 Enjoy that first year…your fist discoveries as a teacher (all on your own). It will always be a memorable year!
Can't wait to hear all about it.
My Second Sense
The Meek Moose says
I've been thinking about you! Sounds like you're surviving though.
The Meek Moose
Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about your post that you have planned. It has been very busy for me too. I'm not sure how some of these teachers create, blog everyday and teach. It just boggles my mind. Hope you are feeling better. Don't be surprised if you get sick again. I remember my first year of teaching. My body was not used to all those germs that the students have. It will get better though. 🙂 Take Care.
Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis
I've been checking in to see if you're alive, lol! Glad to see you are, and I know the first few weeks are exhausting, but it will get easier!! You are very ambitious for your first year of teaching, I've been teaching for seven years and I'm just now trying out the Daily Five. I also have a Wizard of Oz theme going on in my room, so I've really enjoyed your posts and your creativity. Hang in there, you'll be great!!
I hear ya! I STILL haven't had a chance to take pictures of my finished classroom. By the time 4 o'clock hits…I'm out the door. I've had so many things going on that I haven't had a chance to breathe, much less BLOG! Can't wait for Summer again. Here's hoping and praying that things slow down a bit for at least one of us…if not both! Miss you tons! Hope we can catch up soon!
Sending you SUPER Love,
You can do it! Also, I booed you over at my blog today! Check it out when you get the chance!!
The Gypsy Teacher