do not leave out your bells-it annoys you when kids/their siblings ring them repeatedly while you try to remain calm and collected while meeting parents
do not put books on the shelves because it annoys you when kids/their siblings take said books off the shelves and leave them elsewhere in the room
do not leave your teacher pointer out on any surface that a child can reach because it annoys you when they pick it up and start playing with it
do not expect parents to keep their children under control because, even though they probably aren't allowed to at home, it seems that running around your classroom and touching everything is acceptable
do not expect parents to clean up after their children who take things off shelves, drop books on the floor, or move things from their proper spots, or pull things down from the walls
I like it so much better when all the parents leave and I can teach the kids what I expect of them in my classroom.
That being said, I have some cuties and I am pretty sure I will have several criers on the first day. There is one boy in particular that I know is going to keep me laughing all year. He was too funny tonight and told me he can't make it on the first day...