Where the magic happens... (I hate this carpeting, btw...)
Hanging at eye level in front of my desk...because some days I need a little reminder! :)
|Inspired by Quantum Learning|
^I definitely need this reminder daily...
Back to School yummies from my Instructional Coach! MMMMM!
Another student's response: "Oh my gosh, it looks JUST LIKE YOU, Miss Teacher!"
Miss Teacher: "It sure does!" ;)
Anyways, like I said the first week has been hectic hectic hectic. This class is noisy and squirrely, which reminds me of my first class...and those are NOT good memories! After our chatty first day, I was kind of freaking out that my experiences with them are going to be like my first year, but Mrs. Mentor Teacher reminded me that I am NOT a first year teacher anymore. Just because my kids are chatty doesn't mean the year will be like that first year! I CAN teach them expectations and get them under control. And it will be great. :)
My sports theme is going great so far and the kids love it! We have been ending each day with a "closing huddle" where we put a hand in and yell, "Team (My Last Name!)" on 3. It's really pretty cute. We have also been talking about the Home Court which is another Quantum Learning tool to help build classroom community. I talked with the kiddos about the reasons players perform better on their home court and about how our classroom is our home court. We came up with ways we can make each other feel safe, supported, and like we all belong here in our class. I'm hoping to reference it all year! This was probably the highlight of my week. :)
If you look closely, you'll see that there's a tiny pumpkin on the bottom shelf...
anyone wanna guess how long that's been there???
What was the highlight of your first week back in school?
What are you up to this weekend?