This was my first year in MCS and it was eye opening. Here’s my observations from this past school year.
The Sunny Side
- I totally love my team! I didn’t think I’d bond with a team as much as I did with my last group at my last school. Thank God I met this group. They made my year of teaching fruitful and exciting.
- I had a fantastic group of students. We all struggled and in some areas we were clearly grasping for a life line, but they were never horrible. Just kids who need direction.
- Being close to home was really fun.
- Working in a more diverse school was insightful. It’s very, very easy to get into a mental rut when every person in the building is of the same ethnic group.
- Supplies and “school stuff” was in abundance.
- I had tons of volunteers come to read, visit and add to my class this year. Probably because I was only 6 miles from home.
- Bowties were on point!
- Jeans passes are a miracle from on High.
- Meal Prep was on and popping!
- I didn’t like my classroom theme. Thinking that I may not do a theme next year, more on that later.
- Lots of transition. I believe that the last 2 months of school were the most stable. From Day 1 until the late April I had more than 9 students come in and leave from my class.
- Though my kiddos were sweet they needed a lot more hugs and coddling than I dole out. Sorry kids, Whitaker doesn’t hug.
- Where did all the grey in my beard come from?
- I feel as if I didn’t get a full grasp of the new to me 1st grade content. Coming from 2nd grade I could see where 1st grade was going, but I just don’t think I got it down.
- I can’t find 1 picture that clearly embodies this year. Augh!
This was a fantastic school year and I can’t think of much that would have made it better. I’m enjoying my vacation and quietly looking forward to another solid school year.