What a great day it has been!
I couldn’t be more excited about my new class. I have 18 students this year. Each and every one of the 18 kids are incredibly kind and well-behaved. We had such a nice first day together!
One little girl, who is new to the school, was so nervous that her tummy hurt and she wanted desperately to go home. I was able to make a deal with her that if she still felt ill by lunch time, I’d call her mom. By 10:30 she was laughing and smiling so much that every thought of an upset tummy was history!
Before going home, each child had to write about their feelings and the new school year. One little girl wrote, “I feel happy in this classroom because I know Ms. Brady already loves me.”
Melt my heart!
Each of the activities I planned for today were very well received. Expect a marathon posting session tomorrow because I want to tell you what all about we did on our first day of school.
Unfortunately, the standardized testing begins tomorrow so we need to get right to work. I’m sure I can still squeeze in some memorable fun between boring tests!
So, let’s move into food… because I do recognize that this is what most of you come here to see!
Homemade Greek-style yogurt with chocolate chip banana bread crumbled on top and a dollop of peanut butter.
After school we had a staff meeting and then I stayed behind to get a little more work done. I left around 5:30 and went to the grocery store. While there, the electricity went out! I was shocked to see that a grocery store didn’t have a back-up generator to keep the refrigerators and freezers running. The electricity was out in the whole neighborhood, including my apartment. It came back on around 7:10 so I had to make another very quick dinner before going to play rehearsal at 7:30.
It has been a great day but an exhausting one too. I am now ready to drop. My face hurts from smiling so much today. Anyone know any good face muscle exercises?