Hello my lovely friends :) Today was my first day back with my littles! WAHOO! I was so excited to get back to school and see my rockstars. Of course they were ridiculously bananas all day long, but that was pretty much what I expected! I'm just happy to be getting back into the swing of things. Here is a picture of my outfit on my first day of school (hehe)! It felt awesome to be wearing normal clothes again instead of yoga pants all the time!
You know what the best part of my outfit is? That leg accesory. O.M.G. it goes with everything! Not. It's hideous. But a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! I bought the adorable chevron skirt from Target for only $20! Yay! I can't tell you how big of a deal it is that I am wearing flats. I seriously NEVER wear flats. I only have about 20 pairs of flat shoes so I have no idea what I am going to do for all this time on crutches. My 75+ pairs of heels are calling my name. I'm a high heel fanatic. Sigh. I stared longingly at my beautiful black pumps this morning and almost shed a tear. I swear they were glaring at me as I slipped my feet into these flat babies. Woof.
So when the kids showed up today they were literally jumping off the walls (I mean it when I say literally - one did a wall slide over to me, while another drop kicked his bookbag). I love their faces though :) All smiley and sweet! One of my girlies who is basically attached at my hip cried in my face. She was squeeling and saying, "My dreams came true! My dreams really did come true! How could this be? You're really here! I hope I'm not asleep". I was just hugging that little thing, cause she was so darn cute. After they all settled in, we were right back into our old groove. It's amazing how quickly you snap into teacher mode, isn't it? And it's amazing how quickly they slip into "Let's make completely absurd choices, just for fun" mode, isn't it? Gotta love those kinders. One of my favorite parts was when two of my kids cut their own hair and ate it during centers. I looked over to see them shoving pieces of hair into their mouths as fast as possible. I called them over immediately and made them spit it out, however, while the first was spitting her hair out, the second was swallowing as fast as she could before she got to the trash can. Not sure what was going on there. It's not like they were hungry, we just got finished with snacks. ANYWAY, long story short, it was a wonderful, long, exciting kindergarten day and I'm thrilled to be back :)
Here are a few snapshots I took with the kids today. One of my sweeties saw my phone on my desk and asked if we could take a "funny picture" together, so I said yes and we took one. I look up .3 seconds later and there are 5 more kids who wanted one now. So we had a little impromptu photography session, but it was fun to just be silly with them for a few!
Today we started our lessons on community helpers! I had about 4,000 things planned, but in true teacher fashion, I only got to about half of them. It literally took me my entire lunch period to walk all the way to my chart paper and make an anchor chart for the afternoon. And it turned out ugly on top of it all. I printed out the cutest labels that I included in my new "Community Helpers Mini-Unit", but of course I ran out of ink so the colors came out ridiculous. I had to go old skool and just use markers. Ooooh, how old fashioned! HA!
The kids completed a student version of the "are can help" chart as we filled out the big one together. We did a few other activities, including starting our community helper mini-books and we read a book, but I didn't take nearly as many pictures as usual. It's tough to make it around the room and snap them! I'll be sure to do better tomorrow :) I will share more of our community helper fun as the week goes on. You can check out my mini unit by clicking the picture below!
And now for a freebie! I created a Rhyme Time activity for Dr. Seuss Day. I plan on using it for centers on Friday. Feel free to grab yourself a copy by clicking the picture below!
Don't forget about the FABBY FAB "The Naughty Leprechaun" giveaway I am having! This book is awesome people and is worth over $30! You will definitly want to enter if you haven't already :)
Love and Hugs You Gorgeous People! :)