So my first week of school is officially over.
I have forgotten how tiring and stressful the beginning of the year is. I just got finished teaching almost 6th graders and am now teaching graduated 2nd graders. It's a huge difference in age.
My students are seriously the most social and talkative you can ever imagine. At first I was super stressed out by this, but now I am "training" them and getting really attached to their cute little personalities.
Let me just give you a rundown of my school/neighborhood:
-A kid in my class is named after a gun
-8 year old girls in my class know what the difference between just a bullet shell and an actual bullet
-Writing prompts include hunting deer
-Favorite kids activities include shooting animals
-You can hear horses naying inside my classroom
-There are goats that wander aimlessly on the street my school is on.
To say the least, it is definitely different than good ol' Provo was. But I LOVE it. Everyone I work with is so great, and I love the small town feel.
Here's a tour of my classroom (Mom):
My door on the first day of school:
This is my calendar and job chart--right above my desk.
Bulletin board where students can thumbtack everywhere their books take place.
Book recommendations board:
Literacy bulletin board and book boxes:
Nice view from my window of a barn and where the horses are:
Our class pet and 3 year old gold fish: Seashark. My students just renamed him today.
View of my classroom from my desk:
I know it is SUPER colorful, but the teacher before me had it all gray and the walls are gray, so I needed something different and fun!