Some of you may already now but FYI I'm currently student teaching in Kindergarten at a legit public school in Raleigh. Today was our first day back after the holidays.
Five year olds today were not ready for such a HUGE day of Kindergarten. Apparently.
They whined about missing their Wii, Spiderman paraphernalia, PlayStation 3, and new Princess dolls. Lots of waiting in line for the potty, not knowing how to walk in the hallway, or how keep their voices below a dull roar. However, the girls were donning their manicured nails (loved it) and the boys had new haircuts (except one poor kid whose mother apparently thinks it's "cool" to have a rat tail...)
It was a good day.
1 kid puked on the playground.
1 kid told me he loved me.
1 kid spit on another girl.
1 kid kept asking me what I got for Christmas.
As for the kiddo who professed his love for me (which he does often), it breaks my heart because I know that he comes from a broken home where he is always competing for attention and to be loved. Today he said, "Do you know that I love you?" I said, "Yes, _________, you tell me almost every day!" He responds, "Don't you LOVE that I love you?"...... I just laughed. And nodded my head.
On another note, my good friend, bragged about here, has finally started a super legit blog! yay! Everyone go visit Polka Dots and Protein Bars :)