I made it through my first week! The class is great! Still a little talkative, but they did a fantastic job this morning working independently while I pulled students for assessments.
I started the week by reading Decibella and Her 6-inch Voice by Julie Cook to help kids understand voice levels. I also made a poster that I refer to before sending them to work:
I only had one morning crier all week!
And now, a nice, relaxing weekend before doing it all again.