Yesterday was my first Gurpurb experience. It was great seeing all the students in their celebratory, traditional clothing. The students welcomed the change from our daily routine, and our math test was postponed to today (which got a cheer from the class as would be expected).
At the end of the day, the grade 4s went against grade 5s in a friendly soccer match. It was great to see the grades play together and building bonds. I look forward to more matches in the future.
We are into our third week in the New Year and by now I expect all the students to know my rules and appropriate classroom behaviour. I started getting the students who repeated fail to pay attention to write lines. I may also start to contact the parents should these students continue to mishave.