Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1st Day of School!

Today was the first day of school. I wasn't totally ready for my summer to be over. After meeting my kids last night, I was excited for school to begin. I have 28 darling kids in my class. We are having a lot of growth in our area, so who knows how many I will have by the end of the year.

Here is my bulletin board that I put together for Back to School night.

And here is my cute class this year. It was so hot outside and they weren't too excited to have their picture taken. 

And here are the high lights of our 1st day.

--One boy broke his glasses on the first day, he didn't cry... and told me he could squint until the day was over.

--One girl put her lunch box in the wrong bin after lunch. She didn't realize it until school was over and then she cried for a good 5 minutes. She claimed I didn't tell her where to put it, but.... we all know I did. Don't worry, we found it!

And for the grand finale....

I play a name game with my students to get to know their names. I always start by saying my name, and something I love. Usually I say, "Mrs. Barber loves chocolate." But this year I told them how this summer I have been eating a lot of watermelon. And that we usually buy one big one at Costco each week and I eat most of it. So I said, Mrs. Barber loves watermelon. (One by one the kids say their name and their item, and we repeat it.)

Then later in the day we read the book Chrysanthemum. It's about a girl named Chrysanthemum and how everyone makes fun of her name. After reading, I asked the class if I should name my baby Chrysanthemum. The kids then realized that I was pregnant. One boy shouts out...

"Oh you are pregnant? I just thought you were fat because you ate so many watermelons!"

One nice boy sitting next to him slugged him and told him he was rude for calling me fat.

They made my day. I guess I can go back again tomorrow!

Ignore the face, and focus on the belly. It does look a little like a watermelon right?? (Team building activity.)


A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

That is a beautiful photo of you!

Steph said...

Ummmm... You look super cute! And thanks again for the onesies. Love them! Leandro wore one his first week at church and looked so handsome. Good luck with this school year.

Mary said...

we played that same game too-- we lost-- glad you survived first day... now for the REST of the year~ belly looks cute

Danielle said...

Can't wait to see you preg in real life. If I don't get to come to a baby shower I will kill my life.

freckles and rouge. said...

Go you for being preggo AND going to work every day to work with kids. You're a rockstar.

Hillary said...

That is hilarious! Kids say the darnest things. Glad it was a good day overall.

Kerri Jex said...

That is so funny! You look amazing!