Even though I was ridiculously nervous (even more than last year, why is that?), my first day was wonderful! I seem to have an awesome group of kids and think we all got off on the right foot!
During open house, I ask most of my students how they feel about math. One student told me it was not her thing, and I told her that I was confident that the next time I asked that question her answer would be different. My third block is in my class for an hour, goes to lunch, and returns to my class for 30 minutes.... as I was walking this class to lunch she told me she already liked math so much more. :) Hoping my (nerdy) enthusiasm will rub off on others too! :)
I briefly went over procedures, gave a quick room tour, gave the kids a quick "about me" quiz that I called My Life in Numbers, and then they completed a pyramid activity with get to know you information. Timing was perfect and everything went so much smoother than last year!
Two of my girls from last year came by to see after school and shared how different junior high is. Love seeing/hearing from my kiddos and felt amazing that they thought to come say hi!
I'm crazy stressed since we are using a new curriculum this year and I'm unsure about timing, etc. Definitely outside of my comfort zone, but I suppose all will work out...