Monday, August 19, 2013

This Might Be The Year

I came downstairs to my desktop computer Saturday morning to write a blog post, only to find out we had no internet service at our house! Yikes! Imagine a house with a teenager and no internet. Really, that's almost unimaginable! And after two calls, we were told they could get to us on Wednesday. However, something wonderful happened, and the cable guy came today, and did one little thing {and was annoyed at the call center for not telling us to try it} and we're up and running! Yahoo!!

So my blog post was going to start like this -
This might be the year. The one that I've heard other teachers talk about. That kind of year, where everything aligns just right and I can call it a good year. 

First of all, this has never happened - I have 18 kids on my class list. But I'm pretty sure one isn't going to make it. So 17! What!?! I've never started a year with less than 20, usually more like 21 or 22. This makes me do a little happy dance.

Second, I don't know any of these kids. You know what I mean? None of them have a reputation - and that's good news. 

Third, {who else does this?} - I checked DRA scores online - WooHoo, everybody is at least in the double digits. Never happened before. Usually have 2 or 3 or 4 that are down in the singles. Not that I don't love 'em, but it just makes life easier. 

Fourth - first day of school today - yes, it's just half a day and yes, we're all on our best behavior - but it went great. They followed directions, they went along with all my ideas, they were just fun to be with.

So I'm hopeful. I'm hopeful that this is that year that I can call Terrific!


  1. Sounds like you are off to a great start, Sara! I have the biggest class of kindergarten kiddos that I've ever had (24), but I'm hopeful for "one of those years" (in a good way) as well. Our students start Thursday, so time will tell. Hope the rest of your year goes as well as today!

    A Very Curious Class

  2. Yes mam- this is the year!!!!! Congratulations. I am so happy for you! This will also be the year that flies by fast- so have fun! :)
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  3. Yay! Glad so many things are going well for you. I'm hoping this is "the year" for me, too :)

    Carolina Teacher

  4. I'm so happy for you! What I wouldn't give to have 17 students. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First