Whew...I survived the first day of school...and I'm proud to say I didn't get voted off the island!! This year, the first day was very different from all of the others. I got to direct parents to classrooms in the morning and call parents to find out how their little ones were getting home, (can I just ask - would you send your kindergartner to school without making sure every adult in the building knew how he/she was going home that afternoon? Ok, so you probably wouldn't tell EVERY adult...but you'd think parents would make sure the teacher knew). I had a chance to get into the classrooms I'll be working in this year and meet all of my ESE kids. Then, I actually had time to eat lunch! At the end of the day, I was helping kids find their bus stops, escorting some SC kids to the bus, finding out which bus a couple of kids belonged on and then walking a kindergartner from the front car ramp to the intermediate car ramp (mom was at the wrong place) and then sitting for a few minutes with the younger sister of one of my former students who decided for some reason to get out of the bus line and head to the car ramp. My first question was why didn't her brother say something to the bus driver?? LOL Then, I decided he really hadn't changed that much since he had been in my room. I wonder if he even realized his sister wasn't on the bus. It has been really hard the past week to not be setting up a classroom and meeting new students and parents at Open House. I was seriously doubting if I had made the right choice when I asked for a change. However, I really enjoyed my day and even though I was exhausted by the time I got home, I had enough energy left to fix one product and finish another. Both products are place value math centers. I'd love for you to check them out if you think they might be something you could use in your classroom. You should be able to click on either picture and go straight to my TPT store. If that doesn't work, please click on the TPT store to the right.
I hope everyone out in Blogworld either enjoys their last days of summer or enjoys their first days back to school.