I never had the chance to upload pictures so here are the pictures from my classroom. 1 of the photos are from when my room was half way organized (even though it looks completely awful) and the rest are of ALMOST complete. I still have a few things to clean up, but for the most part it's done.
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Now for some adorable stories from the day! At my school our students are split up by gender. In the Jewish Orthodox religious it is inappropriate to put males and females together when they are learning or praying. There is reason why but I honestly am not sure 100% what it is. I just work there :p lol. So I have my girls in the morning and my boys in the afternoon. For our getting to know each other project we did a project where students answered a few questions about themselves and made a person to look like them. One of the questions was "I like to ________." One of my adorable little ones wrote something I couldn't read so I asked her to read it to me. She said "I like to feed turkey monsters." I said "Turkey Monsters? What are those?" She says "You know Ms. R, those ducks that we feed bread to!" SO CUTE! Then in the afternoon I had my boys and of course they had to be cute, too! I look very young and often get told that I don't seem my age. My parents often question my age because they don't believe I am old enough to teach. Anyhow, one of my students today, while they were doing work, jumps up from his seat and says "Ms. R, you look like a child!" I couldn't help but laugh, but I did have to tell him jumping up was inappropriate and if he wanted to tell me something he had to raise his hand.
So day one of my first year opening my own classroom ever is DONE and it was an AWESOME day. Not nearly as bad as people say :p haha.
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