WooHoo! I survived the first week of school with students!! Boy was it an exhausting week, there is not tired like first-week teacher tired! I think part of the problem with the first week is the lack of a regular schedule. Not just in the classroom, but life in general! We are all working 70+ hour weeks trying to get everything ready for the classroom, the housework falls way behind, our personal children.... (Blogging in non-existent at this time!) I think I am finally starting to get things under control now!
I just posted a great freebie and information about a great reading lesson I did today on my monthly post for my collaborative blog Teaching Blog Roundup. Click here to hop over and check it out!
It was one of those fun first grade days today! I had that "Phantom Pooper". If you teach K/1, you know what I am talking about.... I smelt it all afternoon but could never quite figure out who it was! I tried all of the tricks: walking around the room, calling them over one at a time to answer a question, and I reassured the class multiple times that it was OK to tell me, they wouldn't be in trouble and I would send them to the nurse. No luck! Thank goodness to Lysol Spray!