I know I’ve not posted in..a…long….time but my
procrastination indecisiveness concerning my classroom got the best of me and it all came to a head this week. I did a few 12 hour days at the school this week and got my room finished just enough in time for open house on Thursday night. I met all of my kids and parents!!! I was excited they all made it! Keep in mind, this was also the day of our teacher meetings so I knew I had to get things basically ready by Wednesday night; which I did by 9:30pm Wednesday! Whew!
You know, getting a primary grade classroom ready takes sooooo much more time and effort than when I was teaching middle school. Hind sight is 20-20 though and next summer I will hopefully be ready way before the day before open house!
- not taking pictures of my classroom before and after the overhaul (with all my moving boxes, etc.),
- not being able to be ready for open house earlier than the day before,
- spending so much money (I think it is at least $1000, but don’t tell my DH!),
- not having my writing and listening center set up yet.
Now, I just need to be mentally prepared for the week and create a schedule template that makes me happy.
As for now, I’m wiped out and need to rest up for Monday, the first day of school!