Yesterday when I left my classroom I had a mess of boxes all over the place from things that I started collecting since I left my classroom last year. Today I emptied those boxes and put those things away. I organized my small group shelf. It makes me smile now and I put my books on the book shelf. I don't have them in the baskets they belong in. Yet. I may just do that a little at a time throughout the year. It was very HOT in there today and I think I am going to get a fan to take in. Tomorrow I will go back in a put the things up on my wall. Then all I have left to do is work on my stations and centers.
I went back to school today. Since the furniture was the big thing from yesterday, it doesn't look like I did much today but actually, there was a lot of organizing that got done. I had to clean up things that were left on counter tops and the top of the cubbie hooks. I brought in a bunch of boxes from my car. Tomorrow I will go back again and unpack those boxes. It's coming along!
Today a friend and I went to my classroom to start putting things in place. I walked in the door and was totally overwhelmed! Things were all over the place! I think some of the things belong to the teacher who used my room. I was a little disheartened to find that my bear light-the one on this page was broken. It will not plug in anymore. I can put batteries in it so I hope it still lights. I was also missing the bear that dressed in different monthly sweaters. I did find my keys to my cabinet so that is a positive. I decided not to fret too much over the missing bear and the broken light. After all, in the light of eternity, they are mere things. In the grand scheme, once I get into the room with my own students, more things will get broken or misplaced. It's all good. Anyway the video below shows you what the room looks like after one day of working on it. And like Scarlett said, "Tomorrow is another day!"
The last time I posted anything was right before the 2020-2021 school year last year. I was so excited to be going into a classroom as a Kindergarten teacher. Then Covid messed everything up! I was planning with my team two days before school started and in the middle of my planning I got a phone call from our Human Resources Director who shared that I would be moved to a remote position as a first grade teacher. I was devastated! I think I cried for the entire first month of school. This school year, 2021-2022, I am once again planning to head back to my classroom. I will be a first grade teacher. Since we are going to be a little closer to the old normal, I am busy trying to make centers and other learning materials. I have purchased shelves, books, and other "stuff!" My dining room looks like an Amazon warehouse! I would love to get into my classroom and start setting up. My principal said I could but I am working a summer program called Power Scholars until July 16th. Then on July 18th, my husband and I are headed out for vacation. I will still have two weeks after vacation before the rest of the teachers get back to get a jump start on things. I am sticking to my teddy bear theme so I am hoping all my bulletin boards are still up. I will admit to being a little nervous; my room needed to be used last year by another teacher and I didn't get a chance to put things away. I am hoping things were not lost! Pray for me!