Can you believe that it is almost the end of August?? For us WA teachers we have not started school yet, but classroom reconstruction is in full swing! This summer was a blast but went by WAY to fast! I feel like I blinked my eyes and summer was gone!
My hubby and I are taking our final summer trip this week for a wedding, and when I return it will be time to report for staff meetings?!?! So crazy!
I tried to enjoy every minute of summer and not come into school, and I accomplished that! I only visited my classroom once to grab something I needed and then took off! As I entered into my classroom last week for the first time a sudden rush of nerves came over me! I was crazy nervous and stressed all at once!
Looking around at the classroom knowing I had a lot of work to do and get ready for a brand new bunch of kinders overwhelmed me! The longer I was in there I realized, I can do this!
I decided this is going to be "my year" of great teaching! Don't we always say that? I reflected on last year and know what I want to work on as a teacher to better the environment of the classroom and the learning of the students.
I began to slowly tear off the paper from the shelfs and pull out the materials I put away to see what I had. I feel as though we all go a little crazy during the summer buying new goodies for our class, and as I open all these goodies it feels like Christmas morning! I can't wait to share all these fun things with my new bunch of kinders!
We now have our class list and have learned the names of the students, and cannot wait because next week we will be meeting these sweet little ones and their families!
I will keep you updated on the progress of my room and my prep for starting the year off great, but I will share with you so far what I have done! Enjoy!
Room all ready for summer
Starting over this year
Boy do I need some new circles for my table
Start of classroom for this year!
Progress in the calendar area
Loving the switch for my dramatic play area this year,
my kitchen is my fav part of my room
Our new friend Ted