Sunday, September 2, 2012
The First Day of School
This year presented extra challenges for me because I completely changed my room arrangements, which impacted how my routines worked. I had to invent a new way to line up because of the furniture arrangement, I had to search for my recess whistle because I stored the outside toys differently, etc. I also have twice as many boys and I do girls. Anyone who has experienced this type of demographic can tell you that a male-majority class requires different energy. I will be learning a lot about that this year.
One idea that has helped me quite a bit over the years is to write myself a letter after the first day and remind myself about what to expect and what works and what I should absolutely not do! I put the letter in box of beginning of the year supplies, on top, so I can read it right away. This years letter was right on target. I am so glad I listen to myself!
Have a great first day! Don't stress and enjoy the new crop of kids.