I need a pep talk

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  1. JaimeMarie

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    I am really dreading going back to school this year. After last years perfect class this class doesn't look so perfect. I have a bitter, a runner, and a child that seems evil. That is only three and usually I love these kids. I don't know what is wrong with me. I tend to like the naughty kids and do really well with them in my class. Last year I only had one little naughty child. I became so spoiled. I just can't get over the feeling have I don't want to go back yet. I'm also disappointed I didn't get three students that I really wanted. They went to the "new" k teacher. I think that might be my biggest disappointment.
     
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    I don't really have a "pep talk" for you, but I felt the same way going into last year. I loved my class the year before (my first class ever), and I hated seeing "my kids" move on to other teachers. I wanted to keep them! Because I was so upset and not looking forward to having new kids, I didn't feel like I connected with my kids last year, and I know it was because of my attitude and thoughts.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that you need to try to get past it and get excited somehow, or you might resent your new class, which could make for a long year. I spent the entire year comparing them to the previous class and complaining how I missed them. I wish I could go back and change my attitude, because my year would have been a lot better.
     
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    I have taught for 14 years and last year was by far the best class I ever taught. I did not have any children or parents that caused me problems. The thing is though, I was dreading that class because our PreK teachers kept telling us that they were a rough group. So all last summer I was dreading starting the year. It turned out to be fantastic. I am not sure what the PreK teachers had trouble with (although many of the stinkers were in the other classes), but I loved my kids. I am a little worried about this year because, like you, I am afraid that they won't live up to last year's class and we are getting a worse report from the PreK teachers than we got last year. Hopefully things will turn out fine.

    Our school often gives the new teachers the better kids too! I know it is dissappointing when you really want certain kids in your class and you don't get them.
     
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    The new teacher didn't get the "better kids". They are just the kids that I had siblings too. Two of them are really a handful.
     
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    I feel the exact same way. I had the good kids my first year and I miss them so much. I already have my class list for the new year and I'm like "oh no."

    Luckily I am so excited about setting up my room and getting the year started that I have not had as much time to actually sit and get down about my new kids.

    I will go into this year thinking of a fresh start. I can't start out the year negative.
     
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    At least you know going in and hopefully can prepare for needing a little extra in the management department. I had the class from you-know-where several years ago (seriously considered leaving teaching over it). There were days I would literally just throw up my hands and give up after trying to teach the lesson different ways and still not being able to get through to those little rugrats. I felt like the worst teacher in the world. The summer following that year I read everything I could get my hands on pertaining to management and went in that fall ready for anything.

    Think of all those kids who will be excited they get to have you for their teacher this year! :)
     
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    I had the class from you know where two yrs ago too! This class can't be there bad right! And I'll have three other adults in the room with me. JOY
     
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    It's hard to believe in the beginning of the year, but this group will surely grow on you, so just start off accepting your feelings, but knowing that they will change.

    Three adults? Yikes.
     
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    Yes my classroom aide and two one on ones.
    I wish they would put my friend Jenn back in my room. She is awesome in kindergarten.
     
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    I feel this way every year. I want MY babies back.

    It doesn't help that we have a saying at my school - "If they have horns, they're in Chebrutta's class."

    After a look at the roster, IT'S TRUE. AGAIN.

    You may not feel ready for them, Jaime, but it will fall into place. Promise :hugs:
     
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    hugs Jamie!
     
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    I had a really good class last year too. The year before was crazy so it was a relief. I don't know what my future holds this coming year but I have learned that I can survive anything!
     
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    This past year I had one of the worst classes I have ever had, too. Open defiance, stealing, hitting, language, got kicked in the shin, principal not supportive, blah, blah, blah. I went to a WBT conference and was really pumped till I spoke to my un-supportive p and she told me anyone with my years should not be going to "those". This year is going to be my best year ever! Positive thinking for everyone!!!
     

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