It’s over, kids left at 3:05. As an ESL teacher, I don’t have a class of my own, so today was a modge-podge of activities for me. I assisted with the Spanish kindergarten assessments, so I did get to meet some of those kiddos, and I walked around in 2 out of 3 of the First Grade rooms. It was awesome to get to see the kids, and introduce myself a little, but I’m not quite Miss Nickell yet. My REAL first day is going to be next week, when I get to start doing pull outs for first grade and having my Kinder ESL groups. This first week I think I’m still going to feel like a student teacher. Doing favors for whoever needs me and fitting my own work in when there’s nothing else to do…and feeling like I’m floating by not really knowing what I’m doing yet. That is one of the WORST feelings for a teacher.
But…I made it through.
Of course! I’m so relieved it got to you alright :) Happy back to school!!
For the friends and family that are continually telling me “you’re going to rock it.” The first day of school is tomorrow, where I’ll have to do incoming Kindergarten Assessments all in Spanish. I’m just feeling like the first day is sink or swim. I think there will be tears tomorrow, but I know it won’t be the end and it won’t defeat me. I can always go up, get better. I’m just a planner, and so it bugs the crap out of me that I don’t have everything 100% figured out when I feel like tomorrow starts the rest of my (professional) life. GAH.