I know that everyone goes back at different times, but today was my first day back- my first day of 5th grade!! It was kind of weird at my school because things aren't back in order yet after they remodled our school. All in all, the day went fine. It was a bit weird teaching older kids. I'm so used to the little ones!! Anyways, I think this will be a good year. They were really enthusiastic about staring 5th grade. I feel a bit loss as to how to go about teaching procedures or routines seeing as how this grade is so new to me. But, I didn't sweat it! I kept my cool and even handled some misbehaviors pretty well. I had one girl who refused to do the math work. She just sat their playing with her erasure. I talked to her and got her to do some math work. I was patient, talked to them about my rules and consequences, and they seemed to really like my economic unit. My class walked VERY quietly to lunch and luckily got to pass by the principal. I want to prove to him that he made a good choice about moving me to 5th. Whew!!!