WOW! What an amazing first day I had back at school today! My 22 little Grade Preps were just beautiful! We had a few tears - from the children AND their parents :) A few little toilet 'accidents' and a few lost children after recess who were still playing or couldn't find their way back to the line up area, but other than that the day ran really smoothly and has given me a lot of excitement about the year ahead.
Today we took it easy and gave the children a tour of the school and showed them where to put their belongings etc. We did a little colouring activity about their first day of school and gave them a photo of themselves from today to take home.
I had forgotten just how needy they are on the first day - the first few weeks will probably be like today. The kids were hungry by 10.00am and lots of them just wanted to go outside and play! hehe
I thought I would put up a few pics of my classroom so far - some are blurry - sorry. Lots of our decorations will come later as the children work on things and we develop our classroom rules etc.
I'm looking forward to reading other Aussie teachers experiences they had this week with their children :)
Have a great week guys!