Tomorrow......

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  1. Miss Kirby

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    Tomorrow is the first day. Today I pampered myself by sleeping in, getting a manicure and a pedicure, and getting a car wash. Yay! Now I'm sitting at home after all that is done, grocery shopping is done, and I have to look at my plans again and mentally prepare for tomorrow. I'm so excited, but so nervous!!! :woot: :eek:
     
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  3. wldywall

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    Good Luck to you, take a deep breath and get a good nights sleep.
     
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    Have a great day tomorrow. Just have fun with it.
     
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    have fun...i always loved the first day
     
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    Have a wonderful day!!!:)
     
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    Oh, have fun Miss Kirby. You'll do just great!:cool:
     
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    I hope you have a great day!!
     
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    I hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow - I'm sure you will :)
     
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    Hope everything goes well tomorrow. Let us know how it went.
     
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    School starts for me tomorrow TOO, (just teachers)
    I need to get myself into my nurturing mode
    you know getting in touch with my feminine side. :toofunny: :sorry:
    This year will be different, step son will not be at my school (he will be going to high school in Ohio and living at his grandparents), I will be teaching a different subject,
    there is a possibility that my soon to be daughter in Law will move in with us,
    she might get stationed at the Marine base here (she is a Navy Corman) son is working in Phoenix. Having my future Daughter in law living here will be great, my step daughter will have a someone "near" her age here (I will be swimming in female hormones soon. )
    Also I can lend her my Dr Laura Books :woot:
    Miss Kirby I forgot where you are? Lake Havasu?
     
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    good luck to everyone...
    I have two more weeks!
    Start college next week.
    I went to The Cheesecake Factory yesterday with friends..
    Brought home doggie bag with this humungous piece of carrot cake!

    So, I after my bath, and the news...I will put away the laundry.
    and indulge myself in this luscious dessert.
    I've had a pretty stressful week!

    Tomorrow is another day!

    Don't forget to smile!!

    Make faces and mumble after you get outside! :p
     
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    Happy b'day wldy!!
     
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    Thanks, it has been a good one so far!
     
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    Good luck tomorrow...you'll do great! I have classes all this week and then one more week off. I will be trying to put my room back together.
     
  16. Master Pre-K

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    that's great...

    I say party all the way up until midnight... :p

    or until you decide to turn in,
    call it a day
    call it a night
    hit the hay
    crash
    get some zzz's
    you know..:yawn:
     
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    Im going to stay up until I win my item on Ebay, bid on these National Geographic maps 6 days ago, no one bid until a 1/2 an hour ago. Now I am trying to be sure I get it. 54 mins left
     
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    ok, I gotta shower and some carrot cake waiting for me!
     
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    EVERYONE...have a wonderful and blessed 1st day of work!

    :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

    Love this site,
    Sandra
     
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    Had some more birthday cake, won my item on ebay, watched a favorite show on tv. Okay, I can go to bed now......
     
  21. Miss Kirby

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    First days are going well.

    I already have a parent who wants her child pulled out of my class because I am inexperienced, impatient, and punish her kid. UGH.

    Think happy thoughts....!!
    There have been lots of good things. I love my kids! It's just the a few of the parents.... blech!
     
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    I had a parent like that too last year. Little did she know I had been teaching for 6 years. Don't let her bring you down. I can tell from your posts that you are a great teacher!
     
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    Are you serious Kirby?? How would this parent know if you were "inexperienced and impatient"??? Whatever!!:lol: How did you get this information anyway about what this parent thinks?? What a nice way to start the year, huh??
     
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    Three Words Document, Document, Document, did I say Document?
     
  25. Miss Kirby

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    Well, she e-mailed the principal. The principal gave me a copy of it.

    I had her other son when I first started teaching. So yes, you could say only a year and a half of teaching isn't a lot of experience! But I think of myself as very patient with children, and I don't punish them. They know the expectations, if they don't meet the expectations then I do not let them interfere with the learning of my other students. This child pushes/plays in line, talks constantly, sits at doesn't do his work (not very extensive work the first week of first grade!), misbehaves while looking at me with a "what are you going to do about it" attitude. He had the same problems with the teacher last year (who graduated with me and was hired the same week as me). So I'm going to try not to take this personal. It's just not very encouraging the fourth day of school!!!
     
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    At my open house, a parent told me that I have the class from hell and the kids don't start until the 27th!

    Miss Kirby, we posted at about the same time....maybe it would be nice if the kid was moved. When parents are against the school, disruptive kids seem to stay that way.
     
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    Thanks! His dad is in the Army, which is new, and hard for him. It would have been really nice if she would have TALKED TO ME about that, instead of running to the principal. Yeah, that has got to be very hard for him, and it helps to understand what he is going through and maybe there are some other things I can do. But I just wish she would have talked to me about her concerns instead of immediately running to the principal. How could I be sensitive and patient with this situation if I didn't even know there was one?
     
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    Miss Kirby, don't worry about it. I'm sure your principal knows the type of teacher you are. Sometimes us new teachers are given a hard time, just because of the experience thing. Fortunately, I haven't had that issue (knock on wood) but I'm sure any one of us can. It's the luck of the draw, good parent-problem parent. You get what you get and there's no way of preparing for it. I'm a little nervous about this school year only because I have 3 kids in my class who are repeating 2nd grade and the parents are not happy about it. I wasn't there teacher last year, but still...I can tell they are already very defensive about their children. So I'll keep my fingers crossed for you & keep yours crossed for me. It's probably a beautiful thing that the parent wants her child in a different classroom. One less problem for you. ;)
     
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    Yes only that I'm sure the principal won't let that happen! Haha.

    This is my "third" year and every year I have had an issue with a parent wanting their child out of my class. One year it was just a parent who wanted her friend to get my job, so she was very hostile towards me the whole semester, blaming me for her child's behavior at home (even though she was stellar at school). She came in to school to observe and was quiet after that. The other parent last year wanted their child out because her child was influenced easily by another child, that ended up working out, the other child moved, and then I had a grandmother who thought I ran my classroom like a military, and thought her grandaughter was a sweet innocent little thing, while she was very manipulative and defiant. Luckily Mom didn't feel that way. OY! I feel like I'm the only one who keeps having these issues. Why me???
     

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