Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day

Today was the day students returned to school. I have a large class--26, I don't mind it, but our line to go anywhere is just never-ending! :) They seem like a really bright, fun group of munchkins. Some of my favorite moments:

1) We made a school bus snack and the child asked for the graham "crapper"-yes, I'm easily amused :).

2) I was told numerous time how pretty I was-my hair, my skirt, my earrings, my hair--you get the picture. If they were older kids I'd think they were kissing up to get good grades, but I know it's just the innocence of Kindergarteners.

3) I asked some really good higher-level thinking questions during our story and they had good answers.  

4) I had many volunteers to be helpers.

5) I think we are really on our way to establishing a classroom community.

6) Many left saying they loved their new class. Sometimes getting them to come back day #2 is harder. Students who have never been to school before don't always realize this is going to be  regular occurrence. :)

7) I got the best e-mail from a parent --I had her daughter in my class several years ago and she said she was really happy I now was going to teach her son. That her daughter still thinks of me as her favorite teacher and she does too. Have to print that out to refer to later.

Overall a really good day.


  1. I'm so glad that you had a great first day! I remember those days of teaching "K" and man are they hard, yet VERY rewarding. Best wishes for a wonderful year!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  2. Graham crapper---how cute! :)
    I'm easily amused too! ;)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  3. I have laughed more in the last two weeks, with my new class, than I did all summer....:-)....kindergarten can be so much fun! How have the last few days been?

  4. Hey Chrissy! It can be fun-they do make me laugh on a regular basis! The last days have been good, gone by soooo quickly, but it's still been a long week! :) I have some new pics to post this weekend of their work so far. I think we're getting into the swing of things.