We had a beach party today at school and it was SUPER DUPER fun! I loved being able to just hang out with the kids, to just have fun and not be worried about if we were learning or not :)
The kids were excited all day long, but we had a blast. Normally the students have to wear uniforms so it was fun to see them in some regular clothes today!
And then there were 25!! Aren't my kids super cute in their regular clothes?!
We had a slip and slide and it was pretty fun!!! My students made me go. They said, "If you do it, I'll do it". And I wanted them to have fun so of course I had to do the slip - n - slide so that they would :)
We also did the hookie pookie and of course we turned ourselves around :) It was a crazy and tiring day, but ssooo much fun. My students had me laughing the entire time! I am so lucky to be a first grade teacher and to be able to work with the kids every day!
Well.. I did it! I survived my first week of school. I have had a pretty rough start this year and have only survived because my love Woody has done SO much for me.
My classroom this year was being built and was "completed" on the Saturday before school started. By completed I mean it had walls and carpets haha. I was still missing: a clock, intercom, air conditioning, sufficient lighting, I have a couple holes in the wall, my windows weren't painted on the bottom, no coat hangers, no desks...... well you get the idea. :)
So Saturday afternoon my family came up and we got the job done! We turned my space into a cute looking classroom. Well one of the things I was missing was my cabinets... so on Wednesday after school the cabinet people came and unfortunately took out my reading corner for my cabinets :(
So Friday after school Woody came up and helped rearrange my classroom again! I am still supposed to get furniture like coat hangers, desks, filing cabinet. And I have an extra bookshelf I need to get rid of, so hopefully all of these things will be fulfilled :)
Other than my lovely classroom! School is going great! My kids and I had a rough first day, but every day they are getting better for me!!
Friday I was sssooo tired and was just not ready for a long day. So when the kids came in I decided we all needed to have some fun... SO we have this little stick with a fish on it that we use to point to things and we decided to name our fish.
We came up with lots of ideas like
They even tried to get Mrs. Palmer in the mix, but I said there is only one Mrs. Palmer, I didn't want no fish named after me!
But the name that we came up with was.... Californiaespealadocious Wormy HAHAHHAHA my little boy said he got it off of a movie, so I'm sure it's supposed to be the long word from Mary Poppins, it was pretty close :)
We also earned some freeze dance by being extra good!
First Grade is hard work and I'm exhausted ALL THE TIME. But it's tons of fun and I already love it.