I figured the first day of school as a teacher is a momentous occassion. And one that deserves a picture! But first of all, school went really well. I *LOVED* my Dansko Shoes. Amazing. My feet weren't even tired after wandering around everywhere today. Today had more walking than most days will because it was 7th grade only. And the day consisted of taking them on tours, helping them open their lockers (I felt like a broken record explaining how to turn it to the right then back past the number to the left and back to the right), learning the school rules, a fire drill, etc. And, the shoes held up. I hope I can keep saying this all year, everyday--but my feet were not even tired today!
And, school also went well because while the Tech Specialist was in my room helping me get my printer to work correctly (it took a while!), she commented on how impressed she was with the level of control I had. I wouldn't let the kids leave for the fire drill until all of their chairs were tucked in and they were in a single file line. She was amazed. I thought that was a good sign. My philosophy is you can always be nicer (more nice?) but you can never be stricter (more strict?). So even though it was just 7th grade day--super laid back and easy, I was going to require the student to follow procedures from the beginning.
Ok. So I think it is a time for a picture. Are you ready for a HUGE surprise?! Like seriously, I'm talking big here folks. :)