Well, I made it through the first week of school...well, work. It wasn't easy since I spent most of the week worrying about my stepdad. I felt pretty lost the first two days, but I got back in the game by Wednesday and things were good from there.
I have 5 classes--about 120 kids--coming into my classroom each day. Yikes (I am a Social Studies/Reading&Language Arts teacher, btw)!
For the most part, they have been well behaved. I am having a tough time with names, though! As of yesterday, I had 80% of their names memorized, but when I go back on Tuesday, some of those percentage points might decrease.
We've already met with the parents of a child who is already acting up in class. Based on what the parents said, he has alot of issues that we will have to deal with. Hopefully, we will make progress with him.
I also received my first walk-through visit from an administrator (gosh...so soon...sigh). My report was positive for the most part, although I was told I needed to display thinking maps I was working on with the students...which I DID have displayed and which she probably didn't see from where she was sitting...anywho...
Hope to have a good year.