Oh what a great first day! I’m excited and feeling empowered. I've gotten over my first day jitters and I’m ready to work. I’ve realized I can’t be worried about changing a grade. The students do it every year and they survive. I was really able to teach about relating text to self today because I like Mrs. Sara Hartwell in the book “First Day Jitters” was scared to go to class the first day myself. I extended the lesson by asking the students to write what they think might happen next. And we will see as the days go by how the plot changes in my story.
Now I’m calling plays in 3rd grade, taking it one day at a time.