This week was our first week of school with kids, but as a "specials" teacher now, my students won't start until tomorrow. It was a strange feeling not having kids on the first day of school! I will miss getting to know a homeroom and celebrating different holiday parties with them in class, but I think this new step will be an exciting one!
So far, one of my favorite new roles (as odd as this is going to sound) is lunch duty. Yep. I like lunch duty. What can I say, I love hearing napkins called "nakkins" and "napcams" from the kindergartners. I love getting squeezes from the little first graders after opening their ketchup packets (who knew such a simple act was hug-worthy?!) I love helping the itty-bitties recognize the differences between a ketchup packet and a French dressing packet since they can't read the letters yet (because what 5-year-old wants french dressing on their french fries, right?!) And I love catching up with my old students as they come in for lunch each day. It's a pretty sweet gig if you ask me! Although I'm one week in- so check back with me in October. ;)
Here's my new second home! It's a bit down-sized from last year's room but I like the cozy feel. :)
I passed on 50+ labeled book bins loaded with books to other teachers since the students are supposed to work on logic, puzzles, and games when they finish their work... but I had to hold on to a few- it just didn't feel like "me" without some books in my room!