|what a mess! End of the first day.
I am glad to say that most of the 'heavy lifting' is all done. Posters are up, desks are moved into position, bookshelves filled with books, my desk has all it's supplies inside. There are still some major things to do, like organizing my filing cabinet and getting my AVID stuff setup. But, I am a lot further down the road than in year's past.
|I am really lucky to have two great windows in my room. This year I have moved my desk to the back a little further. My goal is go give the kids more prime real estate in the classroom.
My schedule is really interesting. I have the first two periods for planning/conference. Then I teach the remainder of the day. This worries me greatly because the stress of teaching five straight periods without a break is going to wear me down. But, I have to keep the faith in the diet, vitamins and supplements I am taking. I also have to be sure to get to bed very early and get as much rest as possible.
|Very excited to make my room much more functional and much more comfortable for learning.
One of the cool things I am working on for our school is this sign:
We are going to post them in our faculty mail room (we have over 200 mail slots!) and in our 4 teacher work rooms in each of our learning communities. The idea is that teachers can tap the sign - or just simply be reminded of the spirit we had this summer during our professional development. I very much enjoyed doing the PD on Teach Like a Champion and I hope it had an impact on some of my colleagues. Using some of the techniques in the book, I hope to become better and more efficient in the classroom this year.
A few more pics of my classroom: