Saturday, July 28, 2012

First Day Jitters Blog Hop

I told you I love these linky party blog hop things!  Here is another one from Fierce in Fourth:

The site glitched out when I was trying to link up, so I don't have the links to all the different people participating in this, but if you click the image above, it will take you to Fierce in Fourth's page where she has all the links for you!
Here's how this one goes...we are supposed to list three things about the first day of school that gives us the "jitters."

1.  This is my second year teaching Kindergarten.  Last year, most of our Kinders left at 1:00 and each teacher had 4-6 students stay for "After School Intervention" until 2:30.  This year, everybody stays all day.  While this will give us A LOT more time to get stuff done this year, I am a little concerned about having them all day long.  I was exhausted by the end of the day last year and I can't imagine how tired I'm going to be this year.

2.  We got our tentative class lists when we went for an inservice on June 14.  Then, each K teacher at my school had between 18 and 20 kiddos on her roll.  In June.  Before new student registration.  Last year, at this time, we each had about 14 on our rolls and ended with about 20.  You do the math.  Yep. I've got the jitters about the 24 kid Kinder class that may be headed my way.  

3.  My last (well, probably not last, but third) jitter is the mystery that Kindergarten brings.  First grade teachers and up have the sometime benefit of being able to talk to their new students' previous year teachers about which kiddos are great helpers and which are not so much.  Kinder teachers don't get this.  We walk into a dark room, not knowing what's going to happen.  This is probably the biggest jitter of all to me...the mystery.  

What are some of your First Day Jitters?  Are they similar to mine?


5 comments:

  1. Good luck with an extended day! I know what you mean about not knowing what's to come with the new kiddos..gets me jittery as well :) Best of luck to you!

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  2. Hi! Found you on the Newbie hop! I taught Kinder for two years and I completely understand being worn out! Good luck this year!

    I have nominated you for an award...you can pick it up at Spottedaroundtheschool.blogspot.com.

    I'm also your newest follower!

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  3. Oh boy, I had 20 kids last year. Here's hoping you don't end up with 24!


    Your newest follower,
    Margaret
    Kinder Journey

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  4. Hi! Found you on the blog hop and would love it for you to hop on over and check out my blog. Good luck with the new school year!
    Tammy
    Groovyin3rd

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  5. Thanks, everyone! Following you all now!

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

First Day Jitters Blog Hop

Posted by Jennifer Winters at 10:06 AM
I told you I love these linky party blog hop things!  Here is another one from Fierce in Fourth:

The site glitched out when I was trying to link up, so I don't have the links to all the different people participating in this, but if you click the image above, it will take you to Fierce in Fourth's page where she has all the links for you!
Here's how this one goes...we are supposed to list three things about the first day of school that gives us the "jitters."

1.  This is my second year teaching Kindergarten.  Last year, most of our Kinders left at 1:00 and each teacher had 4-6 students stay for "After School Intervention" until 2:30.  This year, everybody stays all day.  While this will give us A LOT more time to get stuff done this year, I am a little concerned about having them all day long.  I was exhausted by the end of the day last year and I can't imagine how tired I'm going to be this year.

2.  We got our tentative class lists when we went for an inservice on June 14.  Then, each K teacher at my school had between 18 and 20 kiddos on her roll.  In June.  Before new student registration.  Last year, at this time, we each had about 14 on our rolls and ended with about 20.  You do the math.  Yep. I've got the jitters about the 24 kid Kinder class that may be headed my way.  

3.  My last (well, probably not last, but third) jitter is the mystery that Kindergarten brings.  First grade teachers and up have the sometime benefit of being able to talk to their new students' previous year teachers about which kiddos are great helpers and which are not so much.  Kinder teachers don't get this.  We walk into a dark room, not knowing what's going to happen.  This is probably the biggest jitter of all to me...the mystery.  

What are some of your First Day Jitters?  Are they similar to mine?


5 comments on "First Day Jitters Blog Hop"

Miss Pasqua on July 29, 2012 at 5:17 AM said...

Good luck with an extended day! I know what you mean about not knowing what's to come with the new kiddos..gets me jittery as well :) Best of luck to you!

Cheryl on July 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM said...

Hi! Found you on the Newbie hop! I taught Kinder for two years and I completely understand being worn out! Good luck this year!

I have nominated you for an award...you can pick it up at Spottedaroundtheschool.blogspot.com.

I'm also your newest follower!

Margaret on August 1, 2012 at 9:07 AM said...

Oh boy, I had 20 kids last year. Here's hoping you don't end up with 24!


Your newest follower,
Margaret
Kinder Journey

Tammy Tweten on August 11, 2012 at 9:04 AM said...

Hi! Found you on the blog hop and would love it for you to hop on over and check out my blog. Good luck with the new school year!
Tammy
Groovyin3rd

Jennifer Winters on August 11, 2012 at 12:12 PM said...

Thanks, everyone! Following you all now!

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