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?")