Important accomplishments we made in the first week of Kindergarten:
-No crying on the first day. One girl cried on T, W, and Th but by Friday she said she wasn’t scared and wasn’t going to cry anymore.
-All students got onto their correct bus every day.
-Learned rules for markers, glue sticks, and scissors.
-Understand and appreciate behavior management system/rules.
Things we are still working on:
-Raising our hands when we want to talk.
-Speaking at an appropriate volume.
-Doing anything in a reasonable amount of time (15 minutes is NOT a reasonable amount of time for a bathroom break).
Things I learned:
-I am much more patient with children than with adults.
-I can maintain a straight face and give a consequence even when I really just want to laugh (I was worried about this!).
-Sleep is a thing of my past.
-24 kindergarteners is too many kindergarteners.
-If you don’t give a 5 year old something to do, they will find something to do, and it will never, ever, be something you want them to be doing.
-I got all the cutest kids in the school.
-There is never enough coffee.
-There is one moment of every day that is just so incredibly wonderful it makes all of the other not-so-wonderful moments worth it.