Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back to School !

Well, I have been very busy these past few weeks. First getting my room ready and then teaching for the past week and a half. Teaching is going great! I'm so tired by the end of the day, but it has been a lot of fun. On Thursday I had a back to school night for my parents. I was a bit worried about it since I had to talk to 3 different groups of parents for 20 minutes each, but it actually wasn't bad at all. Lets see...I have 26 students. The school I teach at has an A track and a B track. So I teach half of my students from 8:00 to 9:15 then all of my students are there until 2:15. Then the A track goes home and the B track stays at school until 3:30. It kind of crazy, but it suppose to help give each student more one of one time with me. It's a pretty tricky schedule to get used to for me and my students. It seems strange to have a real job and to have 26 students counting on me to be there. I have to be at Ridgeline at 7:30 which means I have to wake up at 6:30 at the very latest so I can leave by 7:00. I'm so worried that I'm going to accidently sleep in and my student are going to be standing outside waiting for me to pick them up. :) I hope that never happens.

Since the day I found out I would be teaching first grade I just knew I had to use dinosaurs as my class theme. With the last name Longenecker....I couldn't resist. I made this huge dinosaur and told my students that this type of dinosaur was called a "Longenecker." I also told them that this big dinosaur was me and they were my little dinosaurs. Some of them thought it was so funny and others had no clue why I called it a Longenecker!

Meet Mrs. Longenecker! Oh yeah, I decided to go brown, thanks for your votes!

This dinosaur lists our class dino duties!


These are the windows near my door. Each one of these dinosaurs will have a picture of one of my students in it.

This is my back wall where we will have opening.

My new keeva! It's not mine to keep, but a nice teacher let me barrow it for the year. Now my students will have a place to sit!

The front of my rooM. The alphabet down below is used for a word wall.

This is a special little room attached to my room where my students can hang their coats and backpacks.