i get there way early and taking a few pics kind of calms my nerves before i get started.
then read the teachers plan for the day….. first graders are no slackers, let me tell ya. they have a densely packed schedule. gotta keep ’em busy. downtime is the enemy!
the ‘students’ are experts already at figuring out your weaknesses. mine is that i am not a strict disciplinarian but after a while that stuff kicks in because you realize the ‘students’ are taking advantage of your niceness.