It was my first day, not my student's first day. It was the first day I met my students, saw my room, learned what I was supposed to be teaching, etc.
I have been off on medical leave since February due to an incident that happened at school.
I have been assigned to teach fourth grade. We "departmentalize" our students for Reading and Math. The majority of my students are at least 2-3 years behind academically.
Since I have never been in the situation of starting the year after my students and they have had a really nice sub for the first of the year, it has been a struggle. I have never made so many phone calls home regarding behaviors in the first two days in all the years I taught.
I welcome any suggestions, for I fear it will get worse before it gets better. Hopefully I am wrong. :0)
Off to try to develop some lessons, it is 3:21 AM and I have to head to school for another day in less than 3 hours.
Have a great day!