Thursday, January 13, 2011
My Very First Kindergarteners
I will never forget the first day I spent with students. I was a bundle of nerves. College does not prepare you for what you should do your first day, or how caotic dismissal time will be. I had met the school's queen of negativity and she warned me about the type of students I would be getting. She assured me that I had never worked with students "like these". I tried to ignore her and stay positive. I had worked with poor and very needy children and families before, how different could these kids be? Even though I was staying positive I was still nervous. My students trickled in that day and I began to get to know them. I had some cryers, some talkers, and even some tantrumers, but by the end of the day I fell in love with every single one of them. My students can be very challenging, but I cannot imagine having a better group of kids for my first year teaching.