The shelves are coming together though and Im happy about that.A few more things to print and Ill be good.WE'LL be good. The kids are responding more and more positively the more they are introduced to.
Soon I will have a substitute as my teacher is pregnant. Im guessing I have another month or so before that happens. Dont know what that will mean for my class but when Im alone I can hold my own well. Its just that aside from whole group activities, I cant do direct instruction with as many kids to myself.
Im compiling lists of ideas and materials because as they tire of 1 thing I need to add another. They are loving the store I created in dramatic play. I should post pictures of it. They buy fruits and vegetables. the cashier gives out the money and collects it as they buy. Some of them are so serious about it, its hilarious. They are really starting to count the money also and know when someone paid too much. Not in the actual denominations but using 1 to 1 correspondence. Great start.
Just when we have found our niche Im sure the year will be almost over but I dont think we are far off. I appreciate those who were there before me. Establishing routines was killer Im sure.It always is.
I also appreciate my coteacher who tells me I dont have to ask to make changes in the room,that its ours. I still ask (for most things,lol).Some say that just to be nice-I know she really means it.