Monday, September 3, 2007

The First Week

As far as first weeks go, I had a great one. My class is terrific: 5 girls, 5 boys: 6 second-graders, 4 third-graders. I've got a third grade boy that totally looses it behavior-wise as soon as we start math (perhaps move math to the end of the day???). I'm still fiddling with my schedule, and haven't yet done everything planned in a day. I think I totally forgot how to teach 2 grades at once. But I felt much more confident by the end of the week.

My most beloved husband welcomed me home Monday with a lovely vase of flowers, the sweetest card you'll ever read, and my favorite cocktail. He is the sweetest man. We sat on the couch (with my feet propped on the table of course) sipping our drinks, discussing the happenings of the day. Surprisingly, he had a very productive day himself (I'm sure due to not having me popping in on him all day:)) All week we enjoyed our cocktail hour, and he spent his day off on Friday getting a start on the weekend chores so I wouldn't have so much to do. We're even trying to find someone to come in and clean so that it makes things easier for us both. What a gem of a husband I've got.

I'm sort of prepared to begin the second week. I've enjoyed our long weekend, and hate to think how long until the next day off (I'm not even going to LOOK at the calendar!)


Constance said...

I have always believed teaching wasa calling. I certainly don't have it! I used to tell my sister-in-law who is a teacher,
"There are days I can't stand my OWN kids, let alone someone elses!" Glad you had a great week! Yup, your hubby sounds like a keeper!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how ANYONE can teach two grades! That's crazy stuff. I have enough trouble with just ONE grade. =)

Jules said...

Awww... your husband sounds like a great guy!

I'm glad your first week went well. I'm sure you'll find your groove soon and then before you know it it will be the end of the year!

Good luck on week #2.

Special K ~Toni said...

Sounds like a great week! Love cocktail hours when the hubs is home- just nice to relax and chat!

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Mrs. Darling said...

Just checking in to see how things are going. Looks like your staying busy!