My favorite things about this time of year include the fact that
1. I'm well rested!
2. I get to be creative!
3. I'm free to work in my room ....... or not......I love that it's still optional.....
I was so excited I could hardly sleep last night and it made waking up at 7:00 a.m. even more dreadful than it might have been after I've spent all summer reacquainting myself with the joys of being a night owl.
I rushed around and finally made it around 9:30. My new co-teacher and I did some exploring and set about putting our rooms in order. I started with my classroom library. I have lots of books and last year I formalized the way that I organized them. Here is the link for my post about how I organize my library called Buried in Books! . There are even FREE downloads! I got all of my books loaded on one of the book shelves by the door, but I'm not finished with it and so I forgot to take a picture..... The big victory for the morning is that both of us managed to wrestle our stereos into submission.....
|This is my stereo!.....under the garbage bags... The speakers are on the top of the cart! Those speakers are literally the largest speakers I have ever seen! They WORK!!!!! You could literally fill the entire school with music with these!|
Then I took time at lunch to run errands and swing by my parents house. When I got back after lunch at almost 1:30 I sorted through and put away all of the textbooks that had been left out for inventory. Whew! The problem was that by the time I did all of that and put away a bunch of stuff I can't remember, my initial adrenaline laced punch of excitement had worn off AND I was starting to feel my serious lack of sleep..... So at almost 4:00 p.m. I decided to call it a day.... I came home ...........and decided I'd rather write this blog than work on school stuff....... at least for an hour or so..... now back to work :)
|Small instrument and teacher storage.....|
If I have time I'll re-label the instruments - I like BIG labels
|I'm proud of what I got done today, but somehow|
I thought I'd have time to get that bulletin board done.
Tomorrow Kristen and I are going to really dig into our planning in the morning when we are fresh and ready to go. I'll post more when I've got more to show!