Monday, July 28, 2008

Thoughts on Day 1

I survived day 1 in first grade (of course the kids went home at 12:20 so that doesn't say too much). I'm taking the opportunity to blog in order to process things.

I repeated myself numerous times today, but I don't think it was more often than I did with my 5th grade gifted class. I tried to think of all the things that needed to be explained in advance but I can only imagine how many things I missed. I'm eternally grateful to the various specialists who spent some time in my room helping me out and making life better for my kiddos.

My favorite comment from a student today came during a read aloud. The reading teacher I work with was reading First Day Jitters to the kids and said that the character slumped down in her seat. She showed them what slumped means. A student piped up, "It's like ice cream melting down."

4 comments:

Teresa said...

A simile!!! In first grade! Oh, that's beautiful!

Tracey said...

I love the first day of school! Yah! You did it!

AMY S. said...

as a seven-year upper grade teacher who's always been curious about such a switch, i'm following your transition closely. sounds like you're off to a good start.

Tracey said...

Read my blog tomorrow...I linked to you...and I borrowed one of your labels. Thanks for the inspiration...I hope you had a good second day of school.