8.12.2009

First Day/Classroom Pictures

I can't believed I've crossed the first-day milestone! Today went so well. Thank you for the prayers! I start out this week with only middle school classes and will add the rest of the grades next week. The middle schoolers come separated boys and girls (GREAT idea). Today was just the tip of the iceberg, but first impressions are that the 6th grade boys are polite and eager, if not a little sleepy at 8:30. The 6th grade girls are hilarious. The 7th and 8th grade boys are chatty, but super enthusiastic, willing to use a lot of Spanish. And the 7th and 8th grade girls were very well behaved and bright! I am praying that the enthusiasm continues throughout the year. Some highlights included catching a 6th grade girl, unprovoked, taking notes on everything I had labeled and everything  I said in spanish throughout the class on her name tag. Way to go above and beyond! On the flip side, another highlight was a 4-year-old baby girl telling me in the hall that "I ain't goin' to your classroom, and I ain't learnin' no spanish." Hate to break it to you sweetie . . . Adding K4-5th next week should be interesting!

Here are some pictures of the classroom that Kristen, a friend and student's mom took this morning. Hopefully tomorrow I'll snag some pictures of the kids. They are ADORABLE.



9 comments:

Shireen said...

Elaine!!!

How FUN!!! I love your classroom, and I love what you shared about your students! Oh, you are EXACTLY where God wants you...that is so very evident, and I'm really so excited for you! ENJOY this, sister!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Yea Elaine, your room is so cute and welcoming. I can see you put a lot of love into your room. You go girl.
Love, Aunt Chrissie

Patrick said...

Hooray! The room looks great.

Is that Lexi?

AJ Macc said...

I am so proud to be your mom!!! The room looks fabulous and your first day sounds perfect!! I am soooo excited for this opportunity you have been given to be used by God as you become part of these kid's lives. God IS SO GOOD!!!

katie davis said...

i want so badly to see you in teacher mode! i love you sister. it was incredible to see you and talk to you for 2.5 seconds last weekend. thank you so much for coming=) oh-and the word verification i have to type right now is "cocipu". like cockipoo or whatever the bird is. i loved it=)

Thesupermanns said...

Dios con tigo.....

Thats my way of praying for GOD to be with you. Im sure that's incorrect spanish.....You're gonna be awesome. I like your room...and i know you're gonna have some funny stories to tell.

Stephanie said...

It looks so good, Elaine! Having the tables in there makes everything come together! It's such a fun and colorful classroom, and one that I would be super excited to go to if I were a kid.

melissa richie said...

I love, love, love the colors and especially the cabinets.

I know that you're a wonderful teacher! I wish I could come watch :)

Love you!

Kimberly Joy said...

Sissy, i thought i commented on this a long time ago but it looks like I didn't. I love your room its so very you. I'm so happy that your finally getting to be a teacher.
Love you
Kim