My class is full of amazing kids! I have been out the last few days for my husband's back surgery. During my absence I have been blessed with guest teachers and an AMAZING team of first grade teachers that have all worked hard to help make sure the kids have what they need. My amazing team could be an entire post alone, but not today, today is about the kids!
Today I returned to my classroom to teach! I can't even tell you how great it felt to be back in our classroom. I looked around and found many little things out of place. Typically this is a button pusher for me. The kids know the routine and they know they should take care of our space.
As I looked around and I could tell who had been where, what they were working on and how they were making the best of different situation. It was clear the kids had been working to solve their own problems and they did! Things weren't actually out of place; they were where the kids needed them.
Later as the kids came in I heard a few of the cutest greetings, "You look different Mrs. Frazier, I haven't seen you in so long." "I got you a card, I am glad I did, you need one." "I made one for you too, it’s still at home." "Yeah, me too" (don't you love that one!) and I received a hug that must have lasted 30 seconds! I was a rock star! I hope the kids really know I needed to see them more than they needed to see me, they are the true rock stars!
As we gathered together on the carpet, they shared their last days in the classroom and I shared my days out of the room. We looked at our Slice Of Life post and talked about our lunch tomorrow. Everything was as it should be, talking sharing and planning together.
Keeping my hopes high for a solid connection!