Friday, August 17, 2012

Lemons and such...

Remember my last post? The one with my classroom pictures? Did you notice that everything in that room was third grade? Cursive, multiplication, five hardback textbooks in each desk, names taped to the tops of the desks, third grade overviews on reach desk...the whole nine yards. Everything was ready. The parents and kids were showing up for the meet and greet at 5PM. Twas the night before the first day of school.

And then, I got moved back to first grade at 4:45PM.

So, I met and greeted parents and their 6 year olds in my third grade classroom, explained everything, then called reinforcements (big M) to come help me change 3rd into 1st. And we did our best.

So this morning, I had 26 six-year-olds sitting in a-little-too-tall desks...cursive gone and print back up, multiplication gone and number charts back up, third grade mature stuff gone, primary stuff back up.

And we had a great time today.

Lemons, ya know?


RobandKathy Gandy said...

After seeing your post tonight, I backtracked and realized that I had missed a couple of posts from you. All caught up now and SO excited that D is walking/running!! You were SO right that he will do all things in HIS time and be awesome at each skill as he decides it's time. Little M is an awesome teacher, huh? I think you were amazingly calm about changing grades with only a few hours notice. I hope you have a great year at school. BTW, we never got used to the stares, either. Rusty was gracious about it most of the time, but he did push his joystick into high gear a few times to get away from people he thought were just being rude. ;o) (((HUGS)))

Jenny said...

Holy crap I would be so pissed if I was all prepared and that happened to me in that short amount of time!! Good for you though for pulling it off, have fun with the first graders :)

Courtney said...

Way to put a positive spin on what could have been very frustrating! Hope you have a great year teaching first grade!

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