I have to say that only having 15 kids in class today was sort of like heaven. They were all so quiet and lovely today! We have had some snow the last few days so we started 2 hours late this morning. I left my house at 7 this morning thinking the road was going to be bad (we didn't start until 10:30) so I thought I would give myself plenty of time to get there. Well the road was fine and I ended up with 2.5 hours to prepare for the day! It was fabulous! I even got the chance to clean off my desk and teacher area at the front of the room-kids saw that I had thrown things away and tried to take them out of the garbage! It was seriously garbage! goodness.
We had a busy day. When they got there we had PE first thing. Then lunch. then we had our quiet time as usual combined with our calendar time. Then recess. Then we had Healthy Strides. At which point one little one came up to me and said, "Miss Bruncke can we do some work now?" This made my day! Of course I said yes! So we did our family letter books for the week. It was SO QUIET! Then they had a little time to play/inside recess then it was time to pack up and go home! (I did add the option of playing the card game 'war' so practice bigger and smaller numbers.)
I am also pretty sure that today was the first time that I didn't mind having inside recess. I have come to the conclusion that 15 is pretty much the perfect class size! Oh and they were silent in the hallway!
Hooray for them finally understanding that the hallway is a NO talking zone rather than a free talk zone!
Here is to hoping for no school tomorrow. They did already call a 2 hour delay for me! Hooray!