Besides the fact that late July/early August is busy in general for educators feeling the "back-to-school" crunch, I went ahead and had two of my three babies between July 29th and August 4th! :) That means hosting out-of-town guests to see the birthday kids and "party planning" for the grade schooler! (I no longer can get away with a simple visit to Chuck E Cheese...thank goodness.)
And then there's this...
Thirteen years worth of resource materials...stored in another classroom...and deposited in my office/classroom. I'm the type of person that must have an organized classroom environment or I just can't function! Needless to say...this is killing me! :)
Slowly weeding through materials...pitching, recycling, donating, storing...I really don't know what I'll need until I actually begin doing the job.
Here's where I'm at after only a couple of hours of work. I'm limited on time with three kiddos in tow...but they really help me with work/family balance outside of contract hours! (Notice the blankie on my teacher desk?)
Anyway, thank you to all of my new Bloglovin followers and Blogger followers! I see that I've got both some "old" and new friends following me. While I would love to be creating and sharing all sorts of cutesy learning projects/aides right now, I feel like I need to focus my energy on this classroom environment. It desperately needs some TLC!
More pics to come. Wishing you a happy start to the work week!