So I have been working on getting my classroom ready since last week, through the weekend in the dark . . . yes, the power was out on Saturday and I was still there! I finished (well, are we ever really finished?) up today. Today was details and orgainizing. Putting binders together with cutie little typed up spines for all my precious National Board information . . . yes, I made the leap to keep the binders at school as I've downloaded all the same information onto my iPad. It's not as cute on the iPad, but I am forcing myself into giving up the old pencil/paper habits of highlighting and going all online. Our submissions are all electronic, why not read the standards and entry requirements electronically right??
Anyway, back to getting organized. I feel GREAT! I am doing an owl theme with polka dots! My teaching partner, Jessica, also chose polka dots!
What can we say? Great minds think alike! I am so excited to have a fresh outlook on EVERYTHING!
Hubby refinished my desk . . . with cool orange chalkboard paint! I picked up a great new chair at Big Lots for 40 bucks!
I have been printing a ton of the cutie owl things from TPT and supporting my fellow teachers and totally not having to reinvent the wheel! My word wall header I did myself though! :)
So now . . . we wait. Wait for those kiddos to finish registering for Kindergarten so I can find out all the wonderful little boys and girls who will make up this year's Kindergarteners! I even put a board together awaiting their amazing student work!
NEXT. . . it's onto name tags, cubby labels, transportation boards, birthday boards, writing folders, homework folders, etc! What more do we all put names on??!!! I am probably missing something, but I want to make sure I am ready! NOW, to focus on family. My kiddos have soccer and we have the in-laws coming in from Nova Scotia to visit for ten days! This Summer has flown by quickly! Here are some snapshots of my classroom! Glad I'm "almost there"!!! :)