I shared a few pics of my classroom progress on instagram.
Here is what I saw when I walked in for the first time. The sweet custodians moved all of my boxes in after the secretary made me leave them in the office back in June.
Here is after the first day of furniture arranging.
Then it starts to get bad as I unpack boxes, take everything out of the cupboards, and generally make a huge mess.
Empty book bins with boxes and boxes of books waiting to be sorted.
HUGE mess on my desk.
Tech cart spewing out technology.
So.over.whelmed. I can't handle this!!!
Now it's finally getting better. I cleaned out the art cupboards, the teacher book cupboard, and the manipulative closet. My boxes are all unpacked and most things have found a home.
Here is my To-Do list for the week, as I'm going to Oahu this weekend to visit my good friend Angelia from Extra Special Teaching. We get to take our hubbies out to see Jack Johnson (my musical LOVE!) But because we'll be gone, everything in my room has to be done THIS WEEK!
- Finish putting away the library books
- Finish organizing math manipulatives
- Finish sewing computer covers and curtains
- Arrange my desk and teaching area
- Put away all the stuff on the tables
- Put out name tags, practice workbooks, etc on student desks
- Put together homework folders, portfolios, and data binders
- Clean out the posters drawers and construction paper drawers
Luckily, I've already gotten all the shopping done that I need: Mr. Sketch Markers, stickers, prize box items, matte photo paper and ink, composition books, and extra boxes of crayons and glue bottles. It helps that we live on a bigger island now and have options for shopping! I've also been able to utilize Coupons.com back to school sales! Not only can you find coupons for places like Target, Staples, and Office Depot, but you can even enter the Back to School sweepstakes at Coupons.com and maybe win $2,500!