Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 1...

Well... ready for how crazy my memory is. I remember to put my camera in my school bag. I had full intentions of taking pictures of my class before the kiddos showed up. Then, when I got in there, I saw my computer had restarted over the weekend, taking away my pretyped greeting for the class away. So I had to redo that. Then I had to reinstall my Disney instrumental music on my computer... and iTunes was not being cooperative. Then by the time I got that all taken care of... in came my first student. And it continued that way for the next hour... and then, well, I bet you can guess where this is going. I did not take a SINGLE picture of the classroom. But, I did have a good day. I managed to get all supplies organized and put away. We did a couple getting to know you activities, and tried out some bits and pieces of morning meeting. I originally had 22 kids on my roster. One switched classes before the day even started bringing me to 21. Then throughout the day 3 more registered. I am now up to 24... with 23 desks. And I will be out the rest of the week, as we have to travel for a funeral for my aunt. So I fear what my class will look like when I get back next week. Hopefully the kids won't make too much of a mess so that I can take pictures. And hopefully they aren't buck wild when I get back. This first week is so important, but right now it is more important to be with my family. It is very difficult for me to give control of my class to a sub, especially for a full week, the first week of school. Luckily, I OCD planned this first week so my detailed plans were already done. Hopefully there is enough to keep them busy. And next week, I am going to pretty much treat it like week 1. I know it will mean I am a week behind in the curriculum, but I will figure it out somehow. I always do. Until then, be sure to check out my Giveaway post for this week. There are tons of great giveaways going on right now! And again, thanks for following along on this crazy journey even though I lack substantial posts at the moment!

OH... I did forget to post THIS funny moment... Last week while attempting to put the finishing touches on my classroom, I was hanging a Super Spellers display. I wanted to hang the pieces that I will be using in a ziploc bag on the wall. This way when students get their Super Speller piece to display, they can just pick one from the bag and hang it up. Anyways... I went to staple the bag on the wall (yes, in the trailer I can staple right into my walls... classy I know...) and it wouldn't staple. It was too... soft. Well, I called my trailer-mate and friend over to show her this. And when I went to demonstrate what happens when I try to staple, things got a little out of hand... and this happened.
Yes ladies and gentlemen (if there are any reading)... I put a hole in the wall. It doesn't look too bad because I put the "wallpaper" back in place. But it is round enough for the front of the stapler to go through. Amy and I were hysterical... it may not seem that funny to you. But teach in that trailer for a couple years and trust me... it is funny!


  1. Wow, how crazy your day was! Bummer about having more students than desks. Too bad you didn't get a chance to take any pics, that's OK, we'll wait :) I am so sorry to hear about your aunt but you are absolutely correct-family first. Good for you!!! My prayers are with you as you travel and mourn.

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  2. What a crazy first day! Have a safe trip being with your family! I'll be praying for you! Good luck in setting up the routines when you get back!


    Second Grade is Sweet!

  3. I am so sorry for your loss! I can't believe how many kids you are up to. Good luck with everything!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure


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