So today was the first day with my new children – and I had a TON of kids out today! We only ended up with a total of 10! I was very surprised! But despite this fact – we made the best of it. We go over the rules and routine as we go through our day. I only get easy activities out like legos, blocks, coloring – I introduce others as we go along and the children learn how to treat items respectfully.
I felt weird all day though. I tried to stay in the moment and talk with my new kids and try to get to know them – but it was hard. My mind kept wandering off – I found myself thinking about my old kids and how their first day was going. I kept looking for the ones I knew stayed at my school but are now in different classes. I miss them.
I don’t know my new class – and they don’t know me. They can’t discuss books or play more difficult games or carry on more in depth conversations. They don’t know our routine, our rules, or our little inside jokes. But most of all – I don’t love them. Yet. It all takes time. But now, we’re all just trying to figure out how we all fit together – and it’s a bit awkward. However, I look forward to a time when this is all behind us – and I can say I love them.