Honeymoon phase

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I keep hearing about this honeymoon stage - a brief period in the beginning of school where kids haven't started testing your limits yet. How long does this last? I want to know what I might be in for :lol:
     
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  3. brigidy

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    It ends too soon!

    Once you get used to the feeling that "Wow, this is going to be a great year, they are soooooooo sweet"......the end is near....:haha:
     
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    I think it ended by the end of the first week with my fifth graders last year, but they were an unusually rough group who got comfortable way too quickly! ;)
     
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    I got about a week or two for the whole class. A couple of kids "honeymooned" for a couple months. One in particular... WOW. A switch flipped one day!
     
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    I didn't experience it at all last year - the whole group were "over" it the first day!:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    How true is this!!! My honeymoon period is usually over the first week-just about the time we start in on the academics and the "get to know you" stuff is over!! :)
     
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    I had such a honeymoon period with my 2nd grade class last year! After a few days, I was gushing about them so much, I thought I had the best class ever! I WAS WRONG!!! They turned out to be the WORST class ever! I will not elaborate because it was such a horrible experience but, a few were so bad that they were part of the reason I left the school because I did not have support from administration.
     
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    My class never had a "honeymoon" this year :(
     
  10. Peachyness

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    YUP! Honeymoon phase, what is that!? My kids start testing the minute they see me. They see this small, thin, young looking teacher and think, "Whooheee!" she looks like I can manipulate her! HA! Little do they know that I'm strict, firm, and NOT a pushover. THey learn..... Mwhahahahaha :lol:
     
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    It varies from year to year. I've had groups that honeymooned for a month and others that lasted only a day or two. I have one child this year who came right in with every aspect of his personality showing. I already know where his desk is being relocated and just how much constant attention he's going to need if he is to ever stay on task.
     
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    OPEN HOUSE!! OMG!! We just had a meet and greet; kids put stuff in desks, etc. Parents and kids (a few) are already under my skin:mad: Honeymoon??? not.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean now! I had open house last night too, and there's 4 or 5 kids (and parents) that stand out in my mind. I'm in for a ride LOL
     
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    Scarey, isn't it! How many days till June?
     
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    OMG! The tattling is out of control! And it is all about one child, poor thing. I will need to work closely with him, but no one deserves 6 other kids constantly monitoring (and reporting) his every move. Three 1/2 days in and I'm ready to lay down the law on this one.
     
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    It's official- my honeymoon is over. It lasted 3 days. Not my worst, but last year's definitely lasted longer. How many days until Christmas break??????
     
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    My class is still in the honeymoon period. I don't think mine are going to leave it any time soon. I run a very tight classroom. Our new VP put me on cafeteria duty "because he needed someone strong" in there in the mornings. I just expect children to act appropriately and when they don't...well, they learn quickly how to act around me. :lol:


    This was not the case last year...ugh! Last year I never got a honeymoon period! :unsure: It was also my first year of teaching. I learned A LOT last year!
     
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    No honeymoon for me this year :down:
     
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    Can I come observe you? :) My partner teacher is pretty firm, and I learn so much just by being out there with her at recess LOL
     
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    Any time you want to come to Texas, you are welcome to! :D
     
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    What area of TX are you in?
     
  22. ImaSuperTeacher

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    Dallas!
     
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    I'm 30 minutes southwest of Ft Worth!
     
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    We're practically neighbors then! I live in the HEB area and commute to the Pleasant Grove section of Dallas.
     
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    No honeymoon phase for me either!
     

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