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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August Has Arrived


It's hitting me. The loss of my class from last year. I am sad. I started this week with some new kindergarten kiddos and as expected found myself missing my former students. I saw one of them dropping off a sibling; it stung a little more to get a hug from her. I don't officially start back until September 2nd but we have a week long camp for incoming students to acclimate to the building and staff. It is a great opportunity for all of us to ease back in and get to know the kids and their parents. I sat yesterday with two on my lap sobbing after I pealed them off their parents. I had some aggression come out in some today that was a little unexpected. Then there are the rambunctious behaviors that are fun but also need to be kept in check. We had a fun two days. Three to go and then I can go back to a little summer before it all really happens.

6 comments:

  1. Betsy, sounds like an interesting two days, hope the next three can be more routine. Glad you'll have a bit more time before school starts in earnest.

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  2. You make me realize how glad I am to have so much time in my classroom BEFORE the students arrive.

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  3. I know it's coming, even with the older ones, excited but reluctant all at the same time. I imagine you're tired this week, going back even for a little while. Good luck, Betsy!

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  4. Week long camp for incoming students? That sounds actually very interesting. Do you only do this for kindergarten or for all elementary students?

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  5. I was just thinking about that very thing...How I wish I could be returning to my students from last year. Missing them.

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  6. What an interesting idea. We have a kindergarten soft start. This year students won't be assigned teachers until the teachers have a chance to meet them. They are hoping for more balanced classes.

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