Grateful for Positive First Day

The excitement in the halls was palpable as parents and their children searched for their new classroom and teacher. Some young ones were clinging to their parents while others had a laissez-faire attitude. Nervousness was evident in the new grade 1s as they moved out of the comfort zone of kindergarten. Smiles were seen as friends reconnected.

Yesterday morning I met my students for the first time. Some were wary while others recognised my face. We began the day with quiet as the children tried to figure out my expectations. Throughout the day, however, the initial awkwardness vanished and they were relaxed enough to chat to one another and enjoy the activities I had planned for them. The day was spent going through routines and doing simple tasks to establish these routines.

The first day ended on a positive note. At the end of the day during reflection time, my students indicated that they had liked doing the various activities – and a grade 1 boy told us that he liked playing outside the best! Today we head into day 2 and I look forward to another positive day.

What have you been grateful for this week?

Last week Lavender Ladi was greateful for encouragement.

Processed with Rookie© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(Join me and share something that you have been grateful for in the past week. Link up with my post and feel free to use the badge my daughter created. )

I enjoy reading what others are grateful for – the posts make me think of other things I am happy to have in my life. Please remember to send me a pingback so that I know you have participated.

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23 thoughts on “Grateful for Positive First Day

  1. I am so glad it was a positive day for you and the kids Colline. Not that I thought for one minute that it won’t be. You are such a positive, kind and loving teacher and lady. What child or parent won’t love you? 😀

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  2. Looking back on my school days, I think I remember enjoying what your little boy liked best, playing outside.
    A start to a new year of adventures in Learning, hope your year of teaching these little minds is fruitful and enjoyable.

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  3. You have to feel for the new kids, and I’m pretty sure you’re expert at getting them settled in, Colline, but the nervousness is always there, isn’t it? Glad it went well 🙂
    Grateful? A fairly tolerant husband and a son who seems to be growing into a nice person. 🙂

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