And here we are, day 2 of summer school complete. I only have 2 of my usual students, the other 4, oh boy....what a handful! Our preschoolers are used to a 2.5 hour day (unless they are with me, in which case they are used to full day programming); however, for summer school we are asking them to attend and focus for 4 hours. Needless to say these 4 kiddos are EXHAUSTED! I even had one fall asleep yesterday...oops!
In my class when I want the students to check their schedules I will ring a bell. Of course I had left my bell down on the first day, and low and behold, my student did not want to continue with the activity we were doing, rang the bell and yelled "Check schedule!" I love how she wants to communicate and loves/thrives on the routine of our classroom.
My classroom aides for summer are not my aides that I have during the school year. Today the one aide asks, "Is it going well? Am I doing ok?" My response, "Nobody hurt each other, there were no death threats, there was no blood, and no one filed workmen's comp...yep, it's going pretty well!" Here's to next week going just as well :)