Oh yes, my kindergartners have stepped on the block and they are fierce. With each year comes a new group of students from different backgrounds trying to interact with each other. Then you have students who have never interacted with kids their own age. So they you work on those communication and socializing skills while also trying to teach the curriculum.
I have found myself so worn out that I didn't even feel like sharing it with you all. I bet you all have been going through the same thing. And to top off my first month of school, my beloved uncle was in a fatal racing crash. So last week was just a LOOOOOONG week. And this week I spent most of it playing catch up. Because as I was at work and teaching my students last week, I don't quite remember it all. I guess I was in a fog because of my uncle.
But today I have gotten some renewed strength. I was at a faculty meeting with a wonderful speaker who got me excited about teaching and made me want to share all of what I learned with my colleagues and especially with my students. As the beginning of the month was a rough start I am determined to finish the month better than when I first came in. You know that saying "in like a lion, out like a lamb."
And who knew you could get tired of practicing for the fire drill...