Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My First Day and a Last Minute Crafting Project

Yesterday was my first day with students. I cried on the way to work. It was my son's first day of kindergarten. My kids go to school in the district where we live. It's the same district where my husband works. I work in a neighboring district. Parents are supposed to come with their child for an hour orientation session on the first day of K. That is a bit of a problem for a child with two teacher parents. Dad to the rescue (again)! My dad came from out of state to take my little guy to kindergarten and spend the day with him at our house. The little guy was thrilled to take grandpa to school and I'm sure grandpa slept well last night after a day with a 5 year old.

We only have a 1/2 day of school on the first day. My students were great! I have 25 students in my class (13 girls and 12 boys). Seven of the students are from families that I have already worked with in the past - all great families. Four of those seven were in my Young 5's class a couple years ago when I taught Young 5's for a year. The day went well and I rushed off to the open house for my own children right after school. I'm exhausted. How did I get so tired?

On Labor Day, I cleaned up my sewing station and transformed it into a homework station for my kids before school started. Before I put everything away, I tackled one last project. I made this banner for my classroom. I've always wanted to try a banner project. It was quick and so easy that I'm sure it won't be my last. I just draped it over my kitchen cupboards for this picture. Please excuse the random coffee cup holding it in place. I'll post a picture of it in my classroom soon.

I'm off to my first full day with students. Today's goal is to teach them how to put the papers in their folders without smashing everything. Wish me luck!


  1. AWWW! I feel so bad for you that you couldn't take your son to kindergarten on the first day! I would have cried, too!!!! :(
    I'm glad your first day went well with your kiddos, though!! Good luck on the first full day today!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. Love the banner!
    Hope your folder lesson went well - that's a very important one to teach! :)