Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day of School

So all in all, it was a great day. I really like my class. Two of them are going to be issues. Expect to hear a lot about P. and M. this year. =-)) They won't stop talking, ALREADY. And everyone knows you're on your "best" behavior that first day. Imagine how they'll be once they feel more comfortable and relaxed.

The morning was all about going over expectations, procedures and rules. We practiced "Give me 5," walking in the hallway (Yes, even at 5th grade--and I'll be damned if this isn't the most crooked class I've ever had), etc. We talked about everything from where to turn in homework to how to check out books from my library. After alllllll of that, I have them a spelling pretest (Hell yea! First day, bitches!) and it was time for lunch and recess. After that, they had art and we briefly started discussing "heritage," the subject of our first unit in reading. I do believe that I struck a good balance of first-day-niceness and first-day-strictness. I feel pretty happy with how things went today. (Of course, we spent some time talking about Fay, as that fits under science and current events. I let them know when, around 11, we were officially put under a hurricane warning.)

School has, of course, been cancelled for Tuesday.

Special shoutout to Scheki: sorry I missed you last night. I had my date, then another friend stopped by (okay. Not a friend. LCB.)--and tonight, as we know, is a bit crazy. =-) Do you get to Ft. Myers often, though? (LOL. "Do you come here often?")


Fred said...

My first day went fine, too. I'm just hoping we have off Wednesday. Wishful thinking...

sparkydiva said... why did lcb come over??

anna said...

I'm glad to hear you had a good first day!

You, too, Fred!

Jen said...

Cuz we're friends!

Plus, he needed "recreational supplies"

Fred said...

Recreational supplies.

When you get to be my age, that means a copy of the latest AARP magazine. :)

Jen said...


That was your funniest thing EVER

Jen said...

Just woke up to howler-monkey-type winds and read this:

At 5 a.m., Fay is located 55 miles south of Fort Myers - or near 25.9N and 81.7W. The storm was moving toward the NNE at 9 mph.

Southwest Florida is under a Tropical Storm Warning, but the Hurricane Warning has been discontinued.

So looks like we're getting off easy. Could lose power at some point but no longer a hurricane threat, just a TS.

It was your well wishing that did it. =-)

Renee said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Fred, you're hilarious :-)

I'm glad you both had good first days of school! Brent started school yesterday, too, and even though he was dreading it, he had a great day.

Yeah, Brandi? We're better off just ignoring any LCB comments. She's never gonna NOT talk to him, as LCBish and childish as he is. His mojo is too strong for her to resist. Plus, she's the queen of rationalization and can find a good excuse for ANYTHING. :-)

Ya'll were on the Weather Channel when I woke up this morning. Good ol' Jim Cantore was in your neck of the woods getting pelted by sand on the beach. I'm thinking about you today! Not having a nervous breakdown, though, FYI.


sparkydiva said...

stupid ass lcb mojo.

where do i get some of those horse tranquilizers???

Renee said...

LOL! Deb doesn't share her horse tranquilizers, so I'm not sure where you can get them ;-)