Every morning at our school every teacher stands outside their classroom doors ready to greet each and every child entering the classroom. I think this is a FABULOUS idea. It really sets a tone for the day. I greet my students with a good morning and a hug. Well on this day my grandmother (me) Mrs. Pearl was waiting for my firsties. The looks on their faces were so priceless. I even had some of my firstie parents fooled. One emailed me and wrote, "Miss May I thought that was really your grandmother visiting today, you rock!" I cracked up. I had emails saying how kids were so happy and excited about meeting Miss May's grandmother. I had one parent who said her firstie explained, Miss May's "grandmudder" was at school and she was nice. Let me tell you I was really into character. I always said if I didn't teach I would definitely be in Hollywood acting. LOL Watch out Halle Berry!! My precious firsties were so good to me (aka Mrs. Pearl). I never told them to this day that it was me. Why? They're only in first grade once. That's a memory that I hope they will always carry with them. Days like this make teaching so much fun! Happy 100 day!
So here is a #picstitch I created on that great day. The left picture is my "Firstie" teammate Mrs. Minnie was her name. I just simply LOVE her. I was our 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year and she will be our 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. Go "Firstie" Teachers!! The top right is a good buddy of mine Kerri who teaches 4th grade. She wanted a picture with Mrs. Pearl. Lastly, the bottom right picture is myself and my one of many sweet firsties. Her mother teaches here as well and is a really great friend of mine. I though that it would be a great idea to take a picture with each of my firsties and send a copy to their parents. It made their day. I would love to hear about your 100 days!!