Today is my 27th first day of school. I’d like to say I remember every one but I don’t. It’s easy to understand why: the first day is usually going over the rules and policies. You don’t really know the kids yet so there aren’t many memorable moments.
One does stand out. I was going over my grading policies when a student stood up, walked to the back of the class and sucker punched a kid in the head! I didn’t even know his name when I was yelling at him to stop.
It turns out the kid he hit had been bullying him all summer. I just wish he hadn’t decided to use my class to get even!