No matter how many times I’ve had a first day of school, I’m always afraid that I am going to forget how to teach. (Yes, I’m serious). I’m afraid I’ll forget the right way to teach kids to unpack, the right way to start their Morning Work, or even the right way to throw away a dirty tissue! This is a recurring fear because I know those first weeks of school are crucial to setting the tone for the rest of your year. That’s why I’ve written it all down…in June!
I, like any other teacher, have to-do lists coming out of my ears. If I complete something at school not on my list, I will add it to the list just to cross it off. Even still, there is one thing that never makes it on or off of my list(s).
Choosing my VIPs. Continue reading
Do you ever feel like you have days where you’re calling attention to anything and everything just to have something positive to say in your room? Maybe you woke up at the time you are usually leaving the house and you just don’t have it in you to deal with the tattler, the crayon their, the wiggle worm, OR the story teller today. By the end of the day, you’re a frazzled mess and the only positive you can drum up is, “Sally, I love the color of your eyes. Did you pick those out yourself?” (I mean – SERIOUSLY?)