Monday, August 18, 2008

Okay...Really this time...What was I thinking?!?!?!

So, let's just say that this last week was ridiculously crazy! I have been an emotional WrEcK! Like, crying over stupid things and not being able to think straight. Day 1 was great and then the rest of the week went downhill. It's not even that my students are bad...because they are not. I was going through some out of body experience and it was so stupid! I guess I jinxed myself last Saturday (before school started). Sean and I were over at Benson and Sarah's house (which is really cute by the way) and Sarah informed me that her friends said they came home crying everyday their first year of teaching. I replied with, "Oh, I'm not worried. That probably won't be me." HA HA HA HA HA! That's a joke! Let's just say I cried on Tuesday after school, Wednesday DURING school (let's just say someone had to take my class for the 2nd half of the day because I couldn't stop), and the 3rd day before school. I had a little girl ask me why my face was all red and I replied, "I just have really bad allergies." I love the naive-ness of little kids. ha ha! I am pleased to say that I haven't cried since last Thursday. People keep asking me if I am pregnant and I can assure everyone that I am NOT!
On a better note, today was a great day! The kids keep asking me my first name and I tell them it is "Mrs.". It's too bad I have all of the staff members' kids/family members in my class so they all know my first name. It's all good though. I know this week will be a great one!

Monday, August 11, 2008

What Was I Thinking??!?!?!?!

So, today was my first day of school. I felt like a little kid all over again . I didn't sleep too well, tried to go to bed early, woke up really early, etc. The first day of school went really well. I feel like the day flew by and I accomplished nothing. No joke! I planned a few different activities to do to break the ice and get to know the kids, but...they didn't happen. We did the "blah" things that need to be done so the rest of the year can run smoothly. We practiced routines and procedures (over and over and over again...and will do them over and over and over again tomorrow). The kids probably think I am the devil because I assigned homework on the first night. (It was really easy.) Oh well!!!! I need them to get in the routine of being responsible and doing homework. For the most part, the day went very well. My legs hurt, my body hurts, my brain hurts, and my feet hurt. Maybe because I was standing, walking, and thinking way too long. I think 11 hours is too long to work. Especially when you are on your feet for most of it! I get paid for working 11 hours today...NOOOO! That's the best part of being a teacher. You work countless hours and get paid "time and a half" times zero for all of those hours of overtime. All in all, it was a good day. I am tired and need to sleep for a good day tomorrow!