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!