So I tried to motivate them by making them sit through this video:
Whether or not it worked remains to be seen, it is only the first day after all. Sheesh.
If I can tell you one thing though, it's that I am not at all a big fan of the first week of school. Too much setting up the classroom and organizing and syllabus reading and monotony. I am ready to launch into projects and establish some routines already.
But then that Nathan guy said something that made me reconsider a little bit. It'll be winter break before you know it so you should enjoy it all while it's here babe. And he's right. I will only have one first week to my first year of teaching and that will never happen again.
My advanced art class is my last class of the day. I already know a lot of the students in that class and it's basically a giant flash mob. There was rapping and singing and more swag than I knew what to do with. Plus one of my students asked me when I was going to get married and then he tried to guess my boyfriend's name. I was too busy laughing at the ridiculousness to answer his question. It's going to be a fantastic year, or at least I hope so.