I made it! I am officially done with week 1 of my 2nd year of teaching! Though my class is not yet complete, it was a pretty darn good week! I have room for 30 students, but so far, 23 is the magic number. Let me tell you something. Whoever those 7 kids are, they are going to be the luckiest kiddos! :) But for now, they're missing out on all the fun of 5th grade with this rockin' teacher.
Being a teacher, you plan and you plan and you plan. And sometimes you overplan. But sometimes you can't plan for everything.
I found out 6 days before the first day of school that my grandpap passed away.
So, this past Wednesday was a tough day for two reasons: 1) my kids were left with a sub on just their second day of school and 2) it was the day of Grandpap's funeral. They say "God doesn't give us anything we can't handle." Well, apparently I can handle saying goodbye to my favorite man on earth and running a classroom of 5th graders.
On a lighter note,
Meet the Friedrichs...