Well, summer vacation has come to an end. Tomorrow we report back to school …for a week of
engaging meetings and gatherings. Our theme this year is “Fit for Learning”…so
we are to report back in our workout gear.
I personally don’t own any, and after a real cool pedi, not sure if I
want to wear sneakers. Right?
I still have a pile of “purging” to do…. And then I can dedicate to “decorating” the room. Meet and Greet AND Open House are on Friday…so I have to get my PowerPoint ready and all the cutesy stuff that I have for my kids and for my parents. I can’t wait to see how much they’ve grown over the summer. Unless, anything else has changed, I am expecting 13 out of 19 students to be looping with me. Some have moved out of state or county, others have decided to go to private schools, one was placed in “gifted” (kicking and screaming…she said to me…”your gifted, why can’t I stay with you?”) For that reason alone… that she knows that I can meet her needs because I am certified is enough reason for her to move on. Right? I will miss her. Only one parent decided that her child would be better off with another teacher. I will miss her bright smile every morning.
I will post pictures of my classroom, once it is done. It does not in any way compare to the amazing classroom setups I’ve seen these past few weeks from my fellow bloggers. I don’t know how you guys do it. Your rooms look amazing. Maybe I am overwhelmed by how small my classroom is and the lack of storage…or I am just not a great classroom decorator. Is there a Classroom Crasher on HGTV?? I could sure use the help!! I would LOVE a classroom makeover. I only have one small bulletin board in my classroom… and because of the fire marshal, I haven’t figured out how I am going to create my Word Wall, etc. I am stumped!!
Oh, I was thrilled to have met up with a new friend, Denise, you know her from her blog “Sunny Days in 2nd Grade”…you can read all about it on her blog. She’s funny! Love her writing! And, while you are there check out her crate chairs (I had left over wood…), they came out soooooo cute! I love the little loop she added. http://sunnydaysinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/2011/08/crate-seats-new-friend.html
Well, time to enjoy the afternoon before it starts to POUR! Today is the last day of Tax-Free Shopping Days in Florida….and guess what? I haven’t bought anything. I need a little motivation, but my teenager is not cooperating, he would rather play on the Wii! Sigh…. Happy Sunday Bloggin’!