Time for a little update.
First of all, I cannot say it enough that I am so impressed with my class. They are a great group of kids. I can really say that I can go and be excited to be there with them every day. They're awesome!
I have this one kid that has really impressed me with her writing. She is doing such an awesome job and is really getting in to it. I can't wait to see her finished product!
I also have some really funny kids. They keep me laughing and on my toes. I love that they joke with me, but also understand when it's time to get serious and get to work.
Friday was an awesome day. We got tons accomplished and they worked their little hearts out... but no one complained. They were excited and (I think) a little proud of themselves. It was a great day.
At the end of the day I stood at the door and spoke to each child on their way out. I told the ones with soccer games this weekend "good luck" and spoke to some about things they are involved it, worried about, etc. I told them all to have a great weekend and sent them on their way.
I'm pretty excited about Monday!
Second, this year is my evaluation year. I am excited and nervous. I started writing my long range plans today. It wasn't too bad. Another teacher on my grade level team is also going through evaluations and we are working together to collaborate and get the stuff done... and done right. I am so glad to have her to bounce ideas off of, etc.
Third, I am starting to find my "place" at school. This year started off a little rough, but I am finding friends and finding my way. It's starting to feel more like home and that makes me happy. I still miss my old kids and old teacher friends at my old school, but I am no longer feeling out of place at my new school.
Fourth, I think I am on the good side of my custodian! Yay! :) I have been working on this and I think I might have made it. We shall see. She is so nice! I am a bit messy and I think she is learning to accept that about me as I am trying hard to clean up and stay organized for her.
This year is off o a great start. Hopefully it stays great!!