Seriously — why did none of you warn me that I was going to need to stock up on ibuprofen and a heating pad for the nights after setting up my room?! Shame on you! 😛 My whole body hurts!
Mr. Plum and I have spent the last three days in our rooms — for a few hours each day — staring at the walls. Er, decorating them. It’s been slow going because, I swear, there’s some sort of space-time continuum in our rooms that makes time go on warp speed and our productivity plummet.
So far I’ve managed to:
- arrange the room + desks
- put up the fabric + borders for my three bulletin boards
- begin the process of going through materials + arrange them
I also got my roster and — drumroll please! — I’ll be the teacher of 8 oz-some girls and 13 oz-some boys this school year! It was a surreal moment to read their names and realize that, yes, this is my class.
In other (super amazing exciting) news, I totally won a ticket to the Back to School Virtual Teaching Expo! I am *so* excited about this, because goodness knows I can use all of the information and help I can get starting off my first year. I won a giveaway from the amazing Melanie of Schoolgirl Style, but you can get your own ticket for $10 (and in the process, donate two tickets, too!).
I’ll leave you with a sneak peek of how Dorothy has influenced my front bulletin board… I haven’t decided yet whether this is going to be my Daily 5 board, or my “What do GREAT readers do?” bulletin board. I’m leaning toward the latter, since this is right next to my classroom library (which I have to tackle on Monday, eek!).
|It looks much better in person.
And I’m sure it’d look better if I weren’t using a camera phone two seconds before they set the alarm!
|A close-up of the (ugh, crooked) fabric and trim!|
That bulletin board is fantastic! How creative!
See but you are getting a fabulous workout from moving all that furniture right? 🙂 It's always so exciting to see the names of your students. Gets even more exciting when you start having sisters and brothers of your last students. I have 2 sisters of 2 of my students from a few years ago. Super excited to have them and get to see their siblings and parents that I already know!! 🙂 Good luck with the new year… sooo excited for you! 🙂
Reaching for the TOP!