I have spent too many hours putting up bulletin boards in the past week. Open House is tomorrow and as you can see I’m going for a red and purple color scheme (plus pandas, so there’s black). My outfit tomorrow includes red pants and a black and white polka dot top. I’m getting more and more pinteresty..
-“LET’S PLAY COOKING!!!” (a little boy when playing with unifix cubes during indoor recess)
-Me: What was your favorite part of your camping trip?
Z: When we got to sleep. I love sleeping. I wish I could sleep all the time and never have to wake up.
I am in love with this book! We learned that there is Girls’ day and Boys day in Japan!!
I need all Yoko books now!
This morning was full of productivity and good behavior. For recess, I had a new soccer ball, jump ropes, and a frisbee to take out. As we lined up a few kids said they loved me. They were so excited. I said, “We cannot tackle while playing soccer and we have to cooperate and share, etc, etc.” OH GAH that didn’t work. So I made it organized and we took turns kicking. Then we had a real soccer game and I was the goalie and we were all laughing and having fun.
Once we got inside it all went downhill and kids were arguing and bullying one another (some arguments were about soccer). I spent the next 30 minutes counseling students rather than doing much needed interventions. They turned it around and calmed down during math (I had a fun game)…and then got all riled up again when it was time for me to record their behavior for the day.
Nerding out with school right now. Love fluency passages and progress monitoring and binder rings and plastic sleeves.
Also, rookie teacher of the year makes me want to work even harder!!!
I wish you were my mom because you’re so nice.
-A student of mine
-It makes me really happy to see how much kids enjoy puzzles.
-A coworker said, “I absolutely adore you; wish *insert my school name here* had a hundred clones of you!
DO NOT let the pressure and stress get to you when in front of the children. They deserve your full, happy attention every second of every day. Enjoy these 5 months with them and don’t take it for granted because you will miss them more than anything in the world when your 1st year is over. Build up their self-esteem and shower them with love and life lessons. Get to know them more and tell them about yourself too. Work even harder to be a better teacher because they deserve it. Remember to laugh and smile and be positive. For them and for you.
After being at school from 6:30-5 today they made us work a shift at McDonald’s!!!! I got to eat with one of my students and that was very fun, but omg when do I sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!?!?!
One of my little girls has been asking me to put these little sparkly clips in her hair lately. Needless to say she is adorable and it’s cute how the glitter gets all over her hair and face. The other day she told me she dropped one in the toilet and there I found a little red clip in the toilet. She started crying as I told her we had to flush the toilet (she had used the bathroom in there). I hugged her and told her it would be okay. I said, “at least you still have another clip! I lose stuff sometimes to and I know it’s hard!”
I am often a counselor and a nurse who hands out band-aids and ice and a teacher…
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