My kiddos are a super sweet really cute group of firsters this year. They are anxious to please and ready to learn. They really did work very hard at “getting it right this week.” Until the afternoon. When they forgot everything we’d practiced that morning. But I know next week will be much better, and the week after that, and the week after that.
I am happy to say my kiddos parents are just as sweet as they are. The parent meeting was a success and I even discovered I had a parent from Arizona just like me! That’s a first. Because nobody ever WANTS to move here. But they like it here too. It’s a nice place to raise kids.
We had a fun conversation after the meeting. She informed me that her son said told her “I keep wasting his time.” That was a first as well. The look on my face must have confirmed my puzzlement because she quickly added “for recess.” Ahhh that explained it.
Each time my kiddos interrupt or decided to talk while I am teaching I politely tell them “I’ll wait until you are through but if you’re wasting my time I will be wasting your time.” And by their time I mean 2 or 3 minutes of recess time. Of course 2 or 3 minutes of recess time to a first grader is an e-ter-ni-ty!
I explained my classroom management. She and a few other parents that had been listening laughed and decided to try it out at home!
So tell me do your kids “waste” your time? What do you do about it if they do?
Next week we will be working on colors, color words, coloring, color poems, color counting, even color eating!
Here’s a little graphing activity I made to start the week off. Grab your copy for free here!
My girl is home for a bit this weekend. We had a nice supper with her, my son and his girlfriend, and my bestest teacher buddy and her hubby last night. Lots of laughing, fun and SHRIMP!