We started on Monday. We haven't started on a Monday in a long time. It was a loooooooooong week. I don't want to start on a Monday again. It was a hot week. Like 105+ every single day. Horrible. The kids couldn't go out and play, we were sweaty messes by 9:15. It was icky. Luckily my A/C was working, since it has trouble the week before. My A/C guys fixed it up good, so that was nice. Here is my room all done before the kids came on Monday.
The kids came on Monday and it was a weird day. I can't explain it, really, but it was a very weird day. I didn't feel nervous or excited about the day and then the whole day was just weird. I had a kid throw up within 5 minutes of being inside. All over my nice, clean carpet. Lovely. The custodian came and cleaned it up, but he didn't really clean it. So it stayed there all day time the night custodian came and really cleaned it up. Again, lovely.
We made it through the day and through the week. It was a long week with Back to School night on Thursday. I had 13 parents show up out of 22. And most of them came at 5:45 - 5:50 when it was over at 6:00. I had my daughter's BTSN at 6:45, so I rushed out of mine to make it to hers. We had to blow off soccer practice to make it to BTSN, too! Crazy week!
I don't feel like we accomplished much this week, but we got some things done. I tell ya, it was a weird week. We started our "regular" work on Tuesday, so not a lot of time for "fun" as the kids let me know. Here's a little of what we did:
Uppercase vs lowercase. We needed to review this, as many of the kids didn't know what they were or that they were different.
Owls...we made owls by sharing. The kids were supposed to share the paper to have all different colored owls. It was harder than I thought!
We read Leo the Late Bloomer (3 times) and talked about what it means to bloom and that it is OK to not know something. Then we made out own Leo's.
In math, we were working on numbers to 12. I let the kids pick a number and glue the fish into the "tank". They had to complete the sentence "I see ______ fish in the tank." and write the number word.
All in all, it was an OK week. I have my work cut out for me this year. I have a fairly low class, which is way different than last year. It's going to be a lot of work, but I think they are teachable and need some time to remember all they learned in Kindergarten. In the meantime, I am going to look for my Superhero cape and a magic wand to give me a little help!
Week one is done, now it's on to week 2! Still reviewing and assessing, but the "teaching" will start soon enough! Here is too a great week where it's supposed to cool down to the high 90's and a great week of getting to know my kids even more!
And here is a picture I took just a bit ago from my patio. These are the clouds over the mountains...I'm glad they're further away today! I hate humidity! Happy Sunday!