Thursday, August 28, 2008
School House Rocks!
As most of you know, I started school today. This is my classhouse. Adorable isn't it? Don't ask me what the sign on the side is all about. I need to Google it at some point. It's generally referred to as the green house. It's set in the back of the school. My own little sanctuary. Ha!
Welcome to kindergarten! Tomorrow is our first full day so I am sure to be exhausted! Boy they have a ton of energy... then add three or four non English speakers into the mix and you have mass confusion. Actually, it wasn't so bad. Not all of the kids showed up, so we'll see how it goes in a few days. I did have to give one little girl a time out. They had just returned from P.E. She sat down in her chair and said, "This is boring!" Sorry, I don't accept rude behavior!
What do you all think? Should we tackle the trampoline tomorrow? There is no safety video to view here! The trampoline is in our own backyard.
This is where I'm doing the carpet time. I'm slowly getting this area looking and functioning properly. I do have a really cute birthday area above the number line. I cut it off in the picture, as usual. Darn. My paraprofessional cut balloons out of paper and we put the names/birthdates on the balloons and graphed them under the months. My idea, but Egla's artistry! We're really a perfect team.
The first room is the play area. And boy do they love to play! The four year olds teacher has trained them well. They know how to neatly stack the blocks and put away the toys. Hurray! The second room is my instructional area. The idea on the table came from April. Totally forgot to put the hats on their heads before leaving. We simply ran out of time.
The highlight of the day was my first experience with the cafeteria. The kids went home for lunch, so it was only open for the teachers. The food is contracted in. Oh. My. Goodness. I had had one of their desserts last week (torte with apples in the middle....divine!), but this school lunch experience was over the top. I'm totally never packing a lunch. I have to support the local economy, right?! Anyhow, we had Greek salad, homemade soup, rissotto, a chicken dish and tres leche for dessert. I want to stay here forever.