I thought of ya'll today!
On this my first day back in the classroom day! It was a blog moment for sure.
Oh, how I have missed being in the classroom!
(I realize that I have used exclamation points after every sentence so far! Deal with it!)
I had several , "I can't believe they are paying me to do this" moments.
(Spoken like my first day back in the classroom, right? I know tomorrow may be different but for today it was pure delight!)
Anyway, since I am stepping in halfway through the year, I felt it was important to lay down the law, so to speak. So, I set out to explain my classroom rules to the students.
(I am blessed to be teaching computer classes for Freshman through Seniors).
I began explaining Respect and Responsibility when it happened. Respect your teacher, respect each other....yada yada and then intending to say, "Respect each other's private spaces," I mistakenly said, "Respect each other's private areas." Oh, yes I did! Way to go new teacher...that only took 10 minutes!
Good news, what I said only registered with a few students. I could tell because they snickered a bit. Horrified by my faux paux I just kept on going, completely trying to ignore what I had just said. Note to self, use the word "spaces" in my next 4 classes! Oiy!
It was a wonderful day. I got to see my Rachel 3 times in the hall and I got to see several students who I was blessed to teach when they were sophomores...and who are now seniors. Where does the time go?
It was a day to remember...
as long as we ll remember to just please respect each other's private spaces, okay?