Monday, August 21, 2006

THe Very First Day

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.


  1. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Hi Tara,
    Your Grandmother turned us on to your Blog site. Very cool!!! Jeri' will be so happy to see this site, leave you a comment and see updates. Your class room while small looks very clean. We think of you often and wish you the best on your adventure of a life time.
    All the best!

  2. Mallory9:24 AM

    Okk, so you are now a real-live teacher! Three days so far! How's it going!?!?!

  3. Mallory9:24 AM

    Okk, so you are now a real-live teacher! Three days so far! How's it going!?!?!

  4. mary margaret4:34 PM

    Well Tara, I just remembered about the blog site. Gramma Peterson reminded me. I am getting quite a chuckle out of your comments. Perhaps now you'll understand why I was always so exhausted at the end of a day of teaching and parenting and housekeeping..Anyway, it's wonderful isn't it!!! I'm so proud of you.