Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I have to wait to move into my room until the current occupant (my kindergarten teacher) moves down the hall. So today I went to work in my classroom, or at least to try to get a plan of action... and this is what I saw..

Needless to say, there is a LOT of work to be done. Every single cabinet and bookcase is COMPELTELY full. I'm calling these the "before" pictures, and hopefully soon I will have "progress" pictures.

There are 47 days until the first day of school, and I think it would take me all 47 days to move out if I had to do it... but she says she is using me as incentive to move out fast. A girl can dream, right?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Welcome to First Grade!

After years of preparation and twelve tough months since graduation, I officially have my own classroom! I get the honor of being a first grade teacher in the elementary school where I grew up.
I am absolutely overwhelmed already with all of the things I need to get accomplished in the next 49 days, and I know I am going to be working non-stop to get everything exactly the way I want it. The unfortunate news is all of the decorating will have to wait because my classroom is currently filled with another teacher's things, so I can't move in until she moves out. So, I will just have to use the house as a staging area for all things first grade.