May I just begin with how my week was?
My first week of Kinder was all these things and more! I take my hat off to anyone who has ever been a Kindergarten teacher - OMG!
It had an extra layer of stress and emotion added as this week my own little girl started Kinder at a different school. Its been hard being absent Mummy and then trying to be dedicated Mummy while a never ending list of things to prep for the next day rolls through my head constantly. Forget fun, TPT, socialising or even talking to my husband at night - I am just too.damn.tired.
And on Wednesday I lost my voice for the first.time.ever. Yep! Kinder teacher + no voice = interesting time.
But it has definitely opened my eyes!
The Kinders we have are an outgoing bunch but academically, it looks like we have a long road to travel together. We are still grouping them together (45 little smiling cherubs) but next week will start separating them into classes after the morning session as they seem to settle a little bit better with some breathing room.
My daughter seems to be doing ok - super tired and not a lot of information shared but that is ok, I understand. The poor little thing had her birthday this week as well (and a vomiting bug to cap it all off). Can you see why I am glad this week is nearly ending.
Hopefully this madness will settle in the next couple of weeks as my darlings start to find some independence and social skills (and I hope they can find the fine-motor skills that they left at home as well - their scissor skills are shocking!!!!)
I'll leave you with my happy little girl, who will be even happier at 3pm today when I pick her up from her first week at big school.