So here we are. Another school year, another group of little first grade students for me to have the pleasure and blessing to teach. I can't believe it's already been a year since I did this. At least this year I didn't stand to the side and refuse to talk to any of the kids because I wanted them to respect and fear me. Not to mention, I really did feel so much more confident this year. My anxiety and any hesitations or nervousness that I experienced last year as a new teacher were all gone this year, as I boldly talked to children and parents like I had a clue. Which, I proudly can say I do. :)
It was great getting to know them all, and to put on a happy face while doing so. I do feel that I am in for a great year. I know it will come with its challenges and I know that on Monday I DO need to let them feel the fear of Miss Leiss :), but tonight it was good just to help them feel good about being in our little jungle room. Oh, and not to mention, I totally dressed up as a safari guide. I wore a safari hat, a pair of binoculars around my neck, and I owned it for sure. I'm just hoping my new parents don't think I'm some crazy person.
My first post into my new year, and I can't wait to fill this little blog up again with sweet, hilarious, and thoughtful stories of my precious students. These are the confessions...of a first grade teacher.