My first day of first grade (as the teacher of course) was a SUCCESS!!!
There were more than a few glitches in my day, but nothing that made me cry like a big baby. I didn’t even puke in the hallway right before I went outside to pick up my kids.
I actually had a student’s dad call me not even an hour after school let out… he told me that his daughter was SO EXCITED to have me as her teacher, and that he and his family were so thankful that she is in my class. I think he said, “Thank you,” 13 times. I do not kid.
That phone call was enough for me to forget anything I may have felt bad about doing not such a great job on (ahem, collecting their supplies was a nightmare!). More than a few people have said that for every bad thing that happens, there will be something good in its place.
I am SO happy that I can finally, officially, call myself a teacher. More happy than I could ever express in words. Happier than this baby – which before today I didn’t think was possible: