I can't believe how quickly my time in first grade went by! I am excited to get back to my third graders, but it was sad leaving yesterday! They made me a sweet, sweet book of letters about how they will miss me. I couldn't read it until I got home for fear of crying in front of the little 7 year olds. I am really enjoying this whole teaching thing (minus all the booger eating and being evaluated [it's so scary!]), which is really encouraging since it is what I have chosen to spend my life doing. I love, love, love it! Being completely exhausted and missing out on everything that happens after 9:30 pm is totally worth it. :)
Just a few first grade quotes:
"But I can't sit criss-cross applesauce or my boots will rub together and my sparkles will fall off!"
Teacher: The pilgrims came over on the Mayflower a long, long time ago so that they could go to church where they wanted to instead of having to follow all the king's rules.
Student A: I have a connection (they're big on making connections to everything)- my grandfather was in the army!
Teacher: Okay, well remember that this was over 300 years ago and it doesn't really have to do with the army...
Student B: Was this around 9/11?
Student C: Wait, were the pilgrims REAL people?
"When I was carving a pumpkin, my fingers were so cold that it felt like I was holding 100 beers... because beers are really cold."
Gah, they never cease to keep me entertained! Really going to miss those sweet faces.