Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A day of firsts, I suppose.

I suppose this year is going to be full of firsts. I'm hoping more good firsts than bad though.

Today, I gave my first quiz for a grade. yikes. It was the state capital quiz. They had to list all the state capitals without a bank or anything. They also have to get 47 right otherwise they have to retake it. I don't think it should be that hard. We live in America, I think every person should be able to list the states, know where they are and the capitals of each one. I suppose that's my mean side of a teacher coming out.

That means, today was also my first day with ACTUAL grading to do. The few assignments they've already turned in have all been completion grades since we worked on them mostly as a class so they all had the same answers. Phew. Grading is intense. ;) I suppose I better get used to that.

Today was also the first day I really lost my mind. It's five days in and this kid is already driving me nuts. He won't do A SINGLE THING. Already failing my class. I checked his daily work for the week today, hasn't done a thing and just sits there making inappropriate comments. This leads to another first...

Sent my first parent email. Hopefully mom can help me set them straight before they dig a hole to deep. I want all my kiddos to succeed. I really do!

And finally, I got my first follower request on twitter and instagram from a student. He told me he was going to spend all day looking for me, but he will find me. DENY. I don't understand why students think their teachers want to be friends with them! CRAZY KIDDOS!

Overall, the first week has been WONDERFUL. I couldn't imagine a better staff for the first week of school. My coworkers are wonderful, and it actually hasn't been that stressful! I already have the planning done, the copying done, now I just have to teach. The thing I LOVE TO DO MOST. :)

God is good.

With love,


  1. I have been teaching for 13 years and I still get first of things every year. Kids seem to amaze me with some of the stuff they come up with.


  2. Glad to hear it went well! Kids are very good at finding ways to be weird (following) or to push buttons! Best of luck with mom. At my school, we have a tendency to get the parents who think their baby can do no wrong and won't help us out!