The First Day...Yay!
I can officially call it quits on another first day of school. I told my new students, as they sat so patiently on the rug (a first day illusion), I have had 22 first days of school, give or take the year that I took off from education. As far as first days go for being a teacher, it felt the smoothest. I wasn't temporary, I wasn't at a new school, I knew what I was doing...sort of. Of course I only got through half of what I wanted to get through and buses were almost 20 minutes late and the pencil sharpener wouldn't work as well as I wanted. But in the end it happened and I feel like the kids are happy they are in my class and they know that they are loved. Little do they know about the pain of standardized testing that will come later but for right now, we are all happy. I am the most proud that I've ever been of my room set-up and decor. I feel like it facilitates learning but also is bright and cheerful and a place anyone will be happy to learn. Here's to another school year in Room 10!