I talked to the mom of one of my students this morning and she said that her son cried yesterday after school. I know he's sad that school is over and he's going to miss his friends, but I think that is just so sweet. First grade is such a wonderful age. They really do like their teacher and coming to school. That doesn't last forever, but it's nice while it does!
On our last day yesterday, I gave my students a Teacher Report Card to fill out. I got it from Jenny at Luckeyfrog's Lilypad. If you haven't ended the school year yet, I highly recommend giving this to your students!! She's giving it away for free too!
All I can tell you is that first graders are very honest when it comes to giving their teacher a grade! :) I had my students use A, B, C, D, and F rather than 1-5. I thought they would understand the letters better.
I just have to share....a couple of the things that I need to improve on are my art and my erasing. I have told my students all year that I will never try to be an art teacher. While we are all good at different things, I was not gifted with the ability to draw. I think it's a great lesson for my kiddos to see that we all have things we are really good at and things we need to work on.
The erasing thing just made me laugh! I have four book crates that my students can sit on. I write four student numbers on the board every day and those kiddos can sit on them. Well, with students moving in and out of the district, numbers change throughout the year. And,
Needless to say, I need to improve my 'erasing'. I'll make sure I practice over the summer!
Overall, I got way more A's than F's! There's a few things that I really do want to improve before next year, but it was great to see what my kiddos thought about my teaching. After all, I definitely spend more time with them than I do anyone else at school! :)
Now, I'm off to relax and enjoy the rest of my evening. Tomorrow night hubby and I are going on a date with all of the gift cards I received yesterday! I'll also be wearing my new earrings and Pandora charm!! :)