Day 2 went pretty well. My homeroom is a bit of a challenge. The girls all know each other, mostly, which makes me feel like an outsider. We have a lot of administrative things to get done in homeroom and it’s challenging to get them to settle down enough to get through everything. I haven’t spent enough time with them (about 15-20 minutes total so far) to get to know them, so it just feels a little awkward right now. Really, I just feel a little frustrated with myself and with them. Three of my students didn’t show up where they were supposed to and another teacher had to round them up. That is the nature of my challenge.
I met with my Upper School class of 2 students. We had a few technical difficulties, but we muddled through. I need to work a little more on this class. It’s the class whose subject is most unfamiliar to me. I made no bones about that to the kids, but told them the book was good (it is), and that we would be doing some fun projects (thank you @arynna and the internets more generally).
Every day, I feel a little more settled and once I’ve met with all my classes and really start to get in the groove of things, I think I’m going to be fine. I’m enjoying the process of learning new things and learning a new role. At times, I’m out of my comfort zone, but I’m taking that as a good thing right now, an opportunity to try something new.