To quote Nike, “Just do it!” At least that was my mindset. I figured if I start going back once a week , every couple of weeks, at least once, then I will start thinking “work, school, I’m the teacher” again. I know I’ve said this before, but it really is VERY hard this year. I have never been an “I can’t wait to get my kids back in school” mom. Usually I am looking forward to fall, because I LOVE fall. I love going back to school. But there there is a sense of melancholy when I send my two boys, but that is another entry for another day.
So yesterday I went to school. It was fairly nice out so I figured I should get in there. Remember my school is not air conditioned and I have one of (if not THE) warmest room in the building.
So this is what I walked into:
Aside from the fact that my classroom is not yellow, it is white, and that I obviously need a much better camera, does this make anyone else want to turn and run? Hmmmm??? Maybe I’m the only one. Well I got to work and when I left it looked like this:
Actually while I wait for a camera, maybe I will add “look for free photo editor on the Internet and learn how to use it” to my summertime goals.
OK, now I did that in two minutes. That is pathetic. I wonder what I could find if I actually looked, and tried. So now I have a new goal. 🙂
Of course my Ugly Doll came with me. We are going to make more of these this week. (Kids request. I’m ready to move on!) This is part of our group area. I put all the stuffed animals the kids give me here, plus my weird Neopet obsession collection. I need to make more pillows so the kids don’t fight. I will probably work on that this week.
However now that my room is semi-set up. I will start working on our classroom tools. At the moment I have made everything I need to create my version of a mini-office. I found some great stuff at this site for that. I am only creating the writing one, as I use something different for my math. Quite frankly, I don’t want my kids relying too much on visuals for math. Some kids need it, but others do not. So I make a folder that they can pull out if they need it. It isn’t nearly this much fun. However, for writing that is a different story.
I got a lot done, and of course still have plenty to do. Yet I’m feeling better, and now I get to spend the rest of my morning today with 35 children in a teeny tiny basement room, telling them to be quiet during theatre rehearsal. I know you all envy me. 🙂