I teach first grade now. I love it! I love these kids so much! All 28 of them! I wish I could post a million pictures of them and tell you all of their favorite things and how awesome they're all doing, but I can't (privacy laws). I can tell you some funny things they've said though!
Me: Hey Josh, are you following the instructions?
Josh: Yes, I'm following the destructions!
While reading with a kid:
Book: Where did the piglets go? (The picture had little curly tails sticking out of the hay stacks)
Student: They made them into pork chops!!
I was dying at this one!!
While walking away from reading groups:
Student: Miss Teichert, you're a pretty good teacher.
I just wish I could tell you these lines in person! As I was typing them up I realized that their facial expressions add a lot to these quotes! Haha
Don't be fooled though by the up-beatness of this post. First grade is hard too. 28 kids is a lot. Five of them are pretty hard. But that means that I have 23 that are pretty great! And let me tell ya, when the stars align and one or two of those five boys have a great day, I am pumped! So far they've made me smile more than they've made me scream :)
Also, if you ever need a good confidence boost, teach first grade! I get told at least 20 times a day that they love me, get about 40 hugs a day, and am constantly told how funny, smart, pretty, ect I am :) Six and seven-year-olds are the best!
And, because I can't get enough of kids I went home to spend time with my nieces and nephews this weekend.
Kids+a ski hill=GOLD!
We had so much fun up Pine Creek! It was a warm, beautiful day! Few things make me happier than seeing kids learning to love skiing, and when it's my nieces and nephews it's even better!