Monday, August 23, 2010

Day #1 down!

Well, as most of you know, school started today! Yipee!  I'll just say that I'm so glad that today is over! I'm probably a little grumpy, only because I'm EXHAUSTED, but I'm not like most teachers. Most teachers/people love the first day of school, but not me! I'm always so glad to get it over with! It's just so boring and painful for everyone, kids and teachers included. I don't like the first day, or really the first week. I'm just like, "ok, let's just fast forward to where we all know the classroom rules and expectations, and we can actually get into our schedule and get movin and groovin!"

However, I know that we can't do that in the real world..and if I don't spend these first few days and weeks establishing structure, my classroom will be utter chaos the rest of the year. I know I have to do it, but nobody said I had to like it! :)

Oh and have I mentioned that I have 22 kids this year? Yep. 22 lovely darlings! Oh and 14 of them are boys, leaving me with 8 girls. Would you believe that most of my boys are angels and it's actually 2 of the girls that I'm worried about? Hmm..never would have imagined that! :)

Our first day went pretty well! I'm just exhausted with having so many kids. I have NEVER had this many, and only had a class close to this size my very first year. I've gotten very spoiled and used to having small classes (like 13 and 15 kids). As you can imagine, I got a rude awakening today! It's definitely NOT the same with 22 as it was with 15! I guess it's just going to take some time for us to get used to having so many little bodies in one very small room! :)

I got lucky and seem to have some pretty good parents who have already offered to help out, and that's always music to a teacher's ears! :)

Well, that's about all I have for now. Is is bed time yet?!!! :)
P.S Here's a picture of us on our first day back! This begins year #3 for Bryan and #5 for me!


Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Neal said...

happy new school year!! :)

* Tyly * said...

Hey Chelsey!!

I noticed you became a follower {THANKS!}, but didn't leave a comment. I am ending the giveaway later today, but if you leave a comment I'll enter you in it! I want everyone to have a chance at some B&BW goods! :)


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