Well, I survived and made it through the first day. My classroom is put together, I made it through Open House and 2 days of teacher meetings.
Here's what I learned about my students: I've learned they like to talk, except of course, when I ask them to talk.
I learned they like to repeat my name over and over and over.
I learned they love to listen to stories, and ask lots of questions that show good predicting skills. (I read Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Who doesn't love that?)
I learned when the story gets long, the children get restless. I learned that some of the children don't follow directions until they have eye contact.
I learned that the children believe me when I tell them they're the best class in the school. I learned they enjoy each other and care about helping each other.
I learned they get tired by the end of the day, just like their teacher.
In a way, they're like most other kids I've had. In other ways, they're like no class I've ever met before.
I learned this is going to be another year that I love my job.
What has your class taught you?