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    A wave goodbye
    By Lima Beans

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    I teach 2nd and I usually have a handful of parents stick around for just a little bit. I meet the kids outside on the first day and then walk them straight into the classroom. I encourage them to find their seat and begin working on either the coloring page or word seach at their seat. Moms will typically come in and want to take some snapshots (which, like you, I don't mind....for a few minutes anyway). Once all the kids are working and settled, I'll just say "Okay, it's time to wave bye to mom and we'll see them at noon." Then we all wave and say bye together. That usually gets the parents out of the room....and mingling in the hallway. YIKES! It's a tough situation being it is the first day and making impressions, etc....

    I think you just have to be kind hearted about it and go with the flow. Good luck this year, I think we all kind worry about that!

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