The first week of school has come and gone, and I'm feeling good. If you talked to me on Monday, you might have heard a different story, however. We have very large class sizes this year, and I think I was a little overwhelmed (to put it very mildly) on Monday. As the week went on, everything started clicking into place. I realized that the number of students in a classroom should not dictate my actions or my mood. I am going to try to keep doing what has been successful in the past, while modifying everything to make sure that it best suits this group of kids.
After all, is it the students's fault that budget cuts were made? Of course not. I will not let these students suffer because of their circumstances. Will it be a little crazy? Will it be a little noisy? Will it be a little messy? Of course it will! I read this blog post this morning, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. This year is going to be a challenge for many of us with larger class sizes out there. Are we up for the challenge?