I Survived

I have survived the first two days of school and second grade, granted the first day was an early dismissal, and the second day was Friday so now I’m enjoying my weekend! I did, however, come home Thursday evening after eating dinner with my parents, put my cold mask on my face, and went to bed at 8:30.

It never fails that with each new second grade class I forget how self sufficient my third graders are at the end of the loop. I’ve spent these first two days going over procedures and expectations. We’ve practiced what things look like and sound like. I only had a couple of students say the dreaded “I’m bored” sentence on one of many walks down the hallway. I maintained myself and gave back the “We don’t say we’re bored” sentence.

Next week will be the first full week of school and getting into a schedule routine. 🙂

Night Before the First Day

It’s the night before the first day of school and it never fails…I can’t sleep. I have feelings of excitement and nervousness I like did in elementary school. I have my first day of school outfit laid out in bedroom ready to go in the morning. Hopefully I won’t be too excited to eat breakfast. It will be the first day of a new year and a new class. I have 22 2nd graders who will be new to the building and will need to be introduced, shown, and practice everything at their new elementary school. I’ve made my “about me” Smart Notebook presentation for tomorrow and tried to include things about me, which can be hard to tell about yourself! If your first day of school is tomorrow, good luck and enjoy it!

First Day Picture Idea

As I was scrolling through Pinterest and watching Big Brother (it’s my summer love) I found this idea from the First Grade Garden. This blogger made a “First Day of First Grade” frame for students to hold up as she took their picture.


These would be good to take home to parents after the first week. As a looping teacher, I would love to do this on the last day of their second year with me to really see how much they have grown.