Well, it's week two of my generalship of Room K.
We're supposed to be starting a dinosaur theme, but frankly, I don't see how much sauropod info I can work into the day, what with all the handwriting, DEAR time, journals, literacy projects, and math requirements the kids are expected to get. Plus there's the specials and the reading specialist who pulls the kids and the after-lunch play period. Oh, and preparing the take-home folders takes time too.
We had a birthday kid today, and I gave him a paper crown to stamp and color, but I honestly couldn't find time for the other kids to make cards for him. Or for show and tell.
I guess I just need to slowly figure out time management for these kids and this schedule.
So much for my earlier "there sure is a lot of down time at this job!" blustering.
One of the kids was at his worst today, actively defying me, which he'd never done before. I had to pick him up and put him off to one side until he calmed down. I talked with his mother, and she approved my actions. His parents know he's a handful and want me to make him toe the line. It was a very minor incident, really.