WARNING! Beware the tired teacher!

This is my favorite t-shirt.  It pretty much sums up how I am feeling at the mo'.

Wow!  Is there anything more exhausting exhilarating than these first weeks of school?  I have to say, I have a great group of kiddos this year, but I also have the largest class that I have ever had in 14 years of teaching!  Just having 4 more than last year makes a big difference!

As everyone who teaches knows, you have to spend these first weeks establishing the classroom rules and procedures.  I am tired of telling everyone what to do and how to do it!  I want to do some teaching!  I know that it will pay off in the long run, but I am tired of my own voice!  :) (You don't often hear that one from me do you?) 

Enough complaining though.  I love the first few weeks of school because I love getting to know my new crop of kiddos.  We also do some fun things to help ease us into the world of second grade.  Here are some pics:

Fruit Loop Math:

Find a friend: 

Me!  Ready for Open House (also my first "selfie!")

And, a random picture of my adorable "fur niece!" Bella.

I hope that your school year is going well.  I'm off to take a nap! :)


  1. You are so right about it taking only 4 more to make a difference. It is so strange how just a few more kids can make a big change in your class. I feel like I have a large class too this year. I currently have 25.


  2. Even two more makes a big difference. I have 31 fourth graders and am being told to plan on 3 more before much longer. Ugh. I am with you on the beginning of the school year being so exhausting. Thanks for the reminder that it will pay off soon! :)

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by Jamie and Justin. We had our first field trip today and my class seemed huge! What a difference in noise level with that man more kiddos! Ugh...it is taking me a lot longer to get my kiddos into the routine this year as well! I hope you all have a great year! :)


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