Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Back to School!!

My summer vacation officially ended yesterday. Surprisingly enough, I wasn't as nervous as I normally am at this time. I think it's because it all crept up on me so quickly, I didn't have time to sit down and freak out.

My 4th graders are so damn cute!! I have to keep reminding myself that they're 4th graders and not as mature as 5th graders. They're also a week out of 3rd grade, so they're still like 3rd graders. I think it's going to be a lot of fun though. They giggle at my jokes and when I get serious, they know I mean business and they respect what I ask.

So far they're great. They REALLY want to have a teacher of the day... but they're not quite ready for it yet. I told them that I'm going to keep watching and I'd let them know if I think they're ready for it. They're striving to do better each day, and that's a wonderful thing!

My principal AND assistant principal have both been in my room EACH day to observe what I'm doing. Today, I was teaching grammar and didn't even notice my principal come in. I turned around and she was at my back table watching. It doesn't make me feel too uncomfortable... but they don't give me any feedback, so I'm not sure what they're thinking when they're there.

As each day passes I am learning more and more things. I am starting to feel more comfortable with what I'm doing (which is a good thing because it's been rough). I track out in three weeks (the 27th) and it'll be nice to have three weeks off. I am going to spend the first week of vacation coming in my room and working. It'll help SO MUCH to get things figured out and organized. Then I am going to spend the next two weeks on vacation!!!

I need to get to bed because 6am comes all too soon for me. I'll try to write more later and post some pictures!!

Until next time...


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