Friday, August 17, 2012

A New Year

Hello Everyone!
Poppin' in with a quick post.
Hope your Friday has been great!
Mine has. I am proud to say that I
have survived THE FIRST WEEK
OF SCHOOL! What a week it was.
Not the smoothest week I'll say.
Most of you will remember that
back in May, I had a post about
CHANGE. You'll remember that
two of my coworkers retired and
my kids were promoted upstairs.
This left me with questions about
what to do this school year. I am
not good with change. So after
much mulling and tossing ideas
around about what to do, I asked
for a room transfer--this would be
to the Primary Room and I would
have a new (to me) staff and brand
new kids to hang with for nine months.
Our first week was a bit "rocky" the new-
ness of things ie: routine, age group
and having to assist in another room
made it that way. Add to that anxiety
and anticipation. Plus, one staff person
came down with the "creeping crud"
already!
Hopefully Monday will bring some
semblence of order and everyone
can be in their own rooms, routines
can be established and kids can
get more comfortable with their
surroundings. My kids are Kinder-
garten age and very cute. I am
looking forward to getting to know
them better. Special Ed is an
interesting field of Education and
everyday is different. We'll see
what happens! :)
~Keep on Dreaming~

11 comments:

  1. I do recall your thoughts about school and change from previous posts, and it sounds like this change will be a good one. Kindergarten age is cute that is for sure.

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  2. My girls always say they never know what to expect when it comes to a new school year. changes are always being made and you never know what your next group of kids will be like..
    Blessing to you Malinda...hope this school year will be a joy for you.
    shug

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  3. So glad to see you posting. Change is rough, but in the next week or so hope things settle down and you will be in the new routine. Wishing you a great week ahead.

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  4. Hopefully the new routine will be established quickly, the kids will settle in and you will have a fabulous year!

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  5. Congrats on the new primary kids... and don't catch the crud... I have friends that have already had it!

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  6. Everything will fall into place. I bet the kids just love you! I am afraid that if I tell you that I have no idea of what creeping crud is ~ that I will catch it. lol.
    Sally starts school on Friday ~ my youngest is going to high school... so sad! No more cute parties and halloween goodie bags. : (

    Have a great week!!!

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  7. Oh.. change can be so hard sometimes... I feel for ya :)
    I hope that this coming week is a great one for you, and that the bumps smooth right out.

    Keep your chin up buttercup :)

    Kerin

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  8. Good luck with your new school year! Kindergarteners are so very adorable, but as you said, special ed presents big challenges. I know your kids will LOVE you!

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  9. I'm right there with ya, Melinda! We haven't returned to school yet, but I also work with Special Ed kids, 4th & 5th grade. Once you get into your routine, you'll be fine. Wishing you a great school year!

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  10. Hi Melinda,
    I'm sure the new school year will be delightful with the little ones. I know special Ed can be a challenge. My great nephew will be attending a special school for autism (Asperger) he also has Turrette syndrome and will be 6 years old in Sept. This little guy is a handful, and then he can be the sweetest little guy in the world.
    Thank you for being there for the kids who really need you! I hope our little guy will have a wonderful staff to help him grow.
    Sending hugs,Elizabeth

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  11. My baby grandson who is 16 months old is "special". He has not been diagnosed with anything but they are checking genetics right now. He is not sitting up yet but he's such a cute baby! And good, too. Best wishes for a great year for you and your little charges. Linda

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