well, yesterday was actually a fabulous day. my new kids are good lil' guys. they're extremely low readers though, so i definitely have my work cut out for me. big gulp. but sweet, low readers are way easier to deal with than naughty buggers. so, i'm not complaining.
but these kids are so little still... they need to show me everything. they need to tell me everything. they need to be validated in a way that i'm just not good or patient enough to do. ha. i'm trying though. soon enough, i'll break their little souls. not really, hopefully. but i do need them to stop asking me if i think they should color something pink or purple. i really don't care. i'm just trying to keep them occupied so i can level them all. (by leveling, i don't mean beating them, i mean assessing where they are with reading, etc.)
i'm bound and determined to make this year fantastic. for the kids & for me. for me, that won't be easy - i don't have to rotate. staying in the same room all year long is heaven sent. for the kids, i just need to keep thinking of ways to get them learning.