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Monday, August 19, 2013

You can never have too much stuff!

The first of 180 school days is over, I'm exhausted, and Greg has promised to go to the water park with me this afternoon so this post will be quick.  You see, I'm pretty dead set on hitting up the water park because I have this theory that if I continue to do summer time activities after school (water park, tennis, camp fires, sleeping out on the tramp) then summer won't be over, regardless of how I spend my hours from 7-3:00.

I know you all want to know how the first day because you're sweet and thoughtful like that.  I'll give you the full run down for tomorrow, but for right now I will tell you:

1.  It is hot.  Starting school in 100 degree weather with a school of over 2,000 students doesn't make for cool classrooms, that's for sure.  The A/C is running full blast and the rooms are still hot hot hot.  In a way we all kind of united in our hotness.  Now there's something for you to chew on.

2.  My review of my students thus far is this:  they're kind of naughty.  I know naughty is a word you use for three year olds, but it's the best word I can think of to describe them.  They're not delinquents or total rebels or anything like that.  Just kind of naughty.  I couldn't believe the yappers they all had on them, especially for the first day.  Usually kids are quiet and uncomfortable and don't know anyone yet on the first day.  I usually don't have to lay down the law until about October when they start to test me.  I have a feeling this year I will be laying that law much, much sooner.

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  1. Hmm it's not open yet--is it supposed to be? x

    Allie //

  2. Hey Bon! I'm thankful that I've finally found a fellow teacher blogger who can say so many things that I think! So much so that I nominated you for a Liebster award over on my blog. Please check it out and answer the questions for me!

    Looking forward to reading your responses!


  3. Glad your first day is done! Great to get it out of the way! One thing my district's schools don't have is air conditioning, except in the staffroom and library. Not sure if that's just my district or all of Ontario.

  4. Ohhhhhh the first day, I was SO exhausted last week when we started!


  5. Is it just me or is school starting earlier and earlier?? Also, I think that plan of still doing summery things is brilliant. I mean, it just has to work, right?!

  6. Dynamic first day. I can imagine how it was in water park afterwards :)

  7. That sounds like a usual first day in school! I hope they get to know you better, and I'm pretty sure they'll love you!

  8. hopefully school gets better! :)

    Leyla xx

  9. At least you've gotten started! And maybe the heat made the kids naughty?

  10. I know you're not thrilled to be back at school, but I love reading your teacher stories! They're such an awesome blend of funny and insightful.

    I didn't see a way to earn entries for following The Wildflower Way...

  11. I will have to revel in your teaching stories now that I am not back in the classroom. The best advice I ever received? From my AMAZING assistant principal a few years ago-- "Don't take any work home. Stay at school for a few extra hours, get the work done, but don't ever take work home." I worked my butt off most evenings, but then left at 5:30 and could enjoy the regular people stuff like the water parks. Every now and again I'd have to bring home a batch of tests or papers to grade, but it was worth it for those evenings. :)

  12. My first day is Friday and I teach 4 year olds, they're sometimes naughty as toddlers are.

  13. Winning money is always great, come on who doesn't like winning
    I have vivid memories of going to school on stinking hot days, and back then there was no air conditioning in the schools the best we had was to open a window and let the hot wind blow in

  14. School is seeming to start earlier. My daughter doesn't start till after labor day. One more vaca this week before Summer is over!