Thursday, July 19, 2012

An Exciting Fresh Start!

Monday is the day! I'll finally get to set up my new room. The first grade team...all NINE of us in fact...are so anxious to get this new year started. We met earlier this week to get a jump start on planning for the first week of school since next week will most likely be dedicated to moving and room set up. We had to "camp out" at Panera Bread for the meeting since the school wasn't ready yet.  In fact, move in day will be the first time any of us will step foot into the school. I have visited the construction site several times since I found out where my new school would be.

Progress! They paved! Woo Hoo!

I'm sure there will be lots of U-Hauls and trucks outside the building on Monday since we have a faculty of around fifty teachers that will all be trying to move in boxes at once! I have a feeling I might have flashbacks of Freshman move in day in college. I found this little guy in the Dollar Bin at Target for $2.50 so I bought five of them!

I'm thinking they will find a home in my classroom library, but we will see! Come back to check out how my classroom is coming together. I'll be posting pictures from start to finish!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July Currently

July is one of my favorite months because it is my birthday month, but also one of my least favorites because it is always SOOO HOT! As you all have heard the weather has been SCORCHING all over the country! I am from the south so I am accustomed to summer heat, but 100+ on a daily basis is not normal for me. Here are some of the things that have been on my mind so far this month...other than trying not to melt! Haha!

I am just itching to post some pictures of my new school, but have decided until it's a little closer to move in day to do so. I've been visiting the construction site every week to check up on the progress...and of course take pictures. My principal said the building should be ready for us to move into in a couple of weeks.  Most likely I'll be setting up my room on my birthday. Haven't decided if that is a good or bad thing yet! Check back soon to see the weekly pictures I've been taking of my new home *ahem* school. Until then Happy 4th of July Y'all!