It went well (great sentence, educator, very descriptive!). It's always difficult to gauge the first day of school- I'm still feeling the kids out in regards to previously acquired knowledge, attention spans, etc. And of course, no real work gets done in between establishing rules, comforting children who have never been away from their families, etc. But they seem like a mighty crew (yaaaar!), and I'm excited to get to know them.
Today in hilarity:
* I have a student in my class possessed of what most children would consider an unusual and (I guess?) hard to pronounce name. So naturally, they shortened it. To Perve. As in pervert. "Nice one, Perve." "Cool moves, Perve." Things I actually heard today. I'd tell them to stop but I don't know how to explain what a pervert is to them without getting in trouble/fired/arrested.
Things that will probably interest only teachers:
What worked today: awesome assessment game for shyer kids
What didn't work: nothing today really
I had slight issues with one girl who seems very interested in testing boundaries and two girls who seem to have formed some sort of 5 year old, Justin-Bieber-backpack-sporting gang. But all in all, it worked today. I think it's still too early for me to have screwed up. ...I hope...
Final thought: it's the end of the day and my hands are still covered in paint after multiple attempts at washing them. I must be back in school. :)
Scrappy Teacher has been asked to clarify her statement regarding best friends yesterday by her boyfriend. Who but a best friend would leave this masterpiece for her on her first day of work:
Text: "As you see me sleeping, drooling with my mouth open... Know that I am proud of you."
...One day, poets will sing of our love.