This past summer I had been flipping out over teaching 6th graders.
- Were they going to have that dreaded “attitude”?
- Can I still give high-fives or will they think I am stupid?
- Will they still want to get on the carpet and read with me?
- Will they get my jokes?
- Could I possibly love them as much as I did my 4th graders?
Lots of questions and concerns were put to rest after this first week:) I LOVE THEM!!!! They laugh at my jokes (more often than my 4th graders…. probably b/c they understand them), they give me high-fives in the morning, and say “Hi Mrs. Johnstone,” they got on the carpet the 1st day and let me read to them!!! AND….even better…. they commented on the pictures and story!!!!! Last but not least I have hardly come into contact with the “adolescent attitude” that scared me so much!
These kids are just like my 4th graders… just in bigger bodies, and I am loving teaching them!
Wish I had more to post about… but that’s about it! 🙂 Hopefully I will get some kinda craft stuff going this week!
HOPE YOUR FIRST WEEK GETS RID OF YOUR JITTERS TOO!!!