Today I went in to school with the intention of moving my stuff from the STEAM lab to my classroom. I only got two loads done. I spent a great deal of time in conversation with an old friend and colleague that use to teach right beside me at Madison Heights. Now we are right beside each other at Amherst Elementary.
Before I got to school I did go by Walmart and picked up a floor lamp that I will use on over cast days when there is little sun and when I got home I ordered two smart bulbs which are supposed to be here by Saturday. I am so enjoying putting my room together. I want it to be perfect for the children! I also picked up an inexpensive coffee pot for myself cause I want it to be perfect for me too! It uses K-cup pods. YAY!! However, I could use loose ground coffee as well. I am thinking about taking my coffee that SaraBeth gave me for Christmas and using that up first. I just hate to have the mess so I am not sure. I will have to ponder it over.
After I left school I swung by Givens and picked up some school supplies. I am so thrilled with my purchases! I found a flip chart with ABC poems that can be sung to familiar tunes. I also got a sight word pocket chart, some bear paws to label my coat rack, and some borders.
All of my bulletin boards are a pretty sand colored background and they are all in very good shape. I don't think I will put paper on them. I just bought yellow border to go on all of them.
Yesterday the custodian who takes care of my side of the school asked me if I wanted this chair. She said that three had been donated to the kindergarten classrooms. Of course I want it! I think the chair itself is beautiful but I am not a fan of that Barbie doll pink color. I brought it home with me and I will have Mark paint it. I really want it to be a nice hunter green or perhaps black or brown.
Tonight there is a school board meeting. I am praying so hard that they do not close school; but, I know that there are colleagues who are praying that they do. Tomorrow I am planning to have lunch with some VEA friends so I will not get a chance to get back into my room until Monday.