Today was a great day - 21 of my 25 students were at school...9 girls and 12 boys! We did not even attempt to start curriculum, but played lots of team-building activities and reviewed Classroom Agreements and Expectations. All in all, it was a HUGE success!! My Mentor Teacher is teaching 5th grade right across the hall and taught the 5th/6th grade blend last year, so she is a WEALTH of knowledge and has already been a huge blessing to me with lesson plans, daily schedule, etc., etc., etc., AND to top it off, there was a card and a chocolate bar waiting for me on my desk this morning wishing me a good first day. She is one sweet lady!
Of my boys, I have a John, a Johnny, and a Jonathan - so if I ever get frazzled with names, I figure I'm safe shouting "John" and I'll get someone's attention! :)
We went out and played one of my ol' Camp A games in the sunshine and when asking the students what they liked about the day there was a resounding "when we played People-to-People!" I think it will make an appearance numerous more times in the coming months! :)
I'm writing this blog at 9:50 my time and it is still very much sunny and daylight outside. I'm looking into investing in some DARK, thick curtains for my window right above my bed. So if any of my dear friends (cough: S & Bers) would be interested in helping a girl out I'd probably be able to get the dimensions of the window for you! :) Just let me know and I'd be glad to help out!!!
I am also attaching pictures of my apartment - working on getting pics of the classroom, but as of 7:30 this morning it still wasn't "finished." They'll come later!!!
Enjoy!! Love you all!!!
|I live in the bottom right side - my bedroom is the 3rd one down on the side with the red car :)|
|My bed with my Jan Quilt :)|