So, I am officially a teacher. My first ever Very First Day of Teaching is over.
All in all, it wasn't bad. It was good... so don't think I'm griping when youread this:
There was a lot that I wasn't expecting. Like how they all come in with mountains of supplies and expected to unload them in a room with basically no storage. I think I now have 87 boxes of tissues... both the real boxes and the individual packets.
Oh, and I also got two new kids before the day began. So, my teeny weeny classroom that could barely contain 14 now uncomfortably holds 16.
Ok, this is going to sound like a stream of complaints.. but just one more thing. I kind of thought that kids here would be a little better behaved than those in the states. Because, really.... some American kids are just bratty. Well, these kids aren't bratty, necessarily, but they've definately gotten away with a lot in the past. They are HUGE talkers! And they can NOT walk in a line... neither straight, nor quiet. It's going to take a lot of practice.
But, on a more positive note: they are SO SO SO darling! Even if they talk a lot (mostly the boys... weird, huh?), and walk awefully... they have the cutest little accents, and they usually state things so simply.. it's adorable! They are smaller than I thought, too. They remind me of my second graders. Which is interesting b/c they are older than third graders in the states.
Well, over all it was fun. I am so exhausted (but what's new after last week, right?), but I am looking forward to getting them 'into shape'.
I'll post pictures of them soon.