Saturday, August 23, 2008

The First Week of School

Whew.  I feel like my week has consisted of waking up before dawn, running around like crazy, then sleeping (dreaming of running around like crazy) for 5 minutes, and then starting all over again by waking up before dawn!

I started my new teaching position last Monday with inservices, which also included reading a whole lot of books about Garner's Multiple Intelligences.  Then, this week was the first week that the kids came to school.  It has been a wonderful week.  I love my students.  I love only having 16 of them in a class!  I'm overwhelmed with trying to do all of my lesson plans MI style, but I'm sure I'll get it down... eventually. 

Night also started school for the first time this week!  Actually, he went for half a day one day the previous week, but the actual first day was the same as mine.  I was very sad that I couldn't be here, but such is life!  I do have the pictures to post, but they are on my phone, and I'm not sure how to get them onto the computer!  Night insisted on riding the school bus rather than being taken to school.  To me, riding the bus seems scary, but what do I know?

So, we've all been trying to adjust to our new schedules.  We all went for so long doing the same thing over and over that we had grown accustomed to our monotony.  Then all of the sudden, EVERYTHING CHANGED at once.  Josh is adjusting to waking up early and getting Night off to school.  The bus stop is at our corner, so luckily he doesn't have to wake up Keira.  I think she usually wakes up before the bus arrives, though.  I think the first day the two of them were alone in the house, they just sat and stared at each other!

Thursday night, Night had his open house, which just happened to be the same night of MY open house.  Great timing!  I got to Night's open house, though, with about 5 minutes to spare.  Josh was there for the whole thing, though.  I did get to see Night's classroom, which by the way is about 5 times bigger than my own classroom.  I have bigger kids with less space.

1 week of school down, about 40 to go!


superrelish said...

How weird to think that both you and Night started school the same day. Congratulations on making it. So, how did you celebrate such a major milestone?

SantinoMarinelli said...

It must feel so different with Night at school - he's so grown up! Glad to hear teaching is going well for you.