my first day ever...i'm still alive

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  1. lcluigs03

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    well, i found out that i say "so" alot..."so, lets do this" or "so, here's what we're going to do." i need to stop that because it bugs me.
    lol

    everything went fine. the class was REALLY chatty for the first day. maybe my behavior rubbed off on them though. i'm a bit silly when i'm nervous. so i'll have to chill out myself and get them to do the same. like TOMORROW! they were good even though they are chatty. they did a nice job on the things that we did together.

    i need to go over procedures more. it felt as if i rushed through them. so RE-DO! lol.

    i did do something that i'll NEVER forget. i was showing them some pictures i have in my room (they're in frames size 8x10) and telling the stories behind them. well when i was shuffling two of the pictures i dropped one and the glass broke. heh heh heh. not a big deal but it was the first time i wanted to swear. lol. so i calmly said..."no big deal let me finish my story. alexis go get a broom from mrs. smith." then, i cleaned it up as i was continuing my story. not another word was said about it. but it gives me a good laugh...now. lol.

    anyway, it was a pretty good day. i learned a lot about a few students and made a break through (for today) with a very difficult customer. ;) hopefully he'll be an angel from now on...doubtful, but i hope so.

    that's it for now. talk to you all soon i'm sure!
    LC
     
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    I'm glad you're 1st day went well. I'm almost through my 1st week and loving it.

    I have a VERY talkative little boy in my class. I think I might have solved his talking in the hall problem, although the classroom may never be quiet. I made him my hall moniter. Now he has to be quiet so he can watch everyone else.
     
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    Ha! I wish I can make a few of my lovely chatterbox fourth graders hall monitors. They are wonderful... yet also quite social. Which grade do you teach?

    It's all a gradual process, and we learn from whichever mistakes we make! We also learn from our funniest experiences and will always remember them. If I could go into half of what I have been through this year so far, I would, yet I can't... :)
     
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    It was my first day ever too as well and guess where my day? In training class for a program that I have to use as a special ed teacher. So that means that I didnt get to spend anytime with my kids at all. Luckily the ones that I teach as a special ed teacher are pull outs, except for the one that starts on Monday. I felt kind of disconnected from the school not being there this morning. I missed my first, first day and I really wanted to be there for all the excitement.
     
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    I teach 5th grade.
     
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    Glad you had a great first day! :)
     
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    What does your hall monitor do? Perhaps this can help us out a bit... I have a student who simply likes talking for the sake of it. He always walks in the same part of line. Does this student carry a clipboard? Just wondering! :)
     
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    I had a child who had behavior issues, needed lots of positive attention. One day, I made him the line monitor. He was like a little dictator. It was funny...even though he had trouble following the rules himself, he was sure able to repeat them to everyone else. The kids absolutely had to be good in line - he tolerated no misbehavior. And it solved my problem of what to do with him, because he was so busy being a monitor.
     
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    My kids all have numbers, so they have to line up in number order...that keeps most of the talkative ones from being near each other. My "monitor" doesn't carry a clipboard, but any time we stop (before we go into the lunchroom, after they come out from lunch, after restroom stops, etc.) he stands on the oppisite side of the hall from the line and watches to see if anyone talks or gets out of line. He's so busy being in charge, he doesn't have time to misbehave. So far it's working!!
     

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