So I have been back at work for over a week now.
We had 7 teacher work days, which is more than we have ever had before.
However, we have only had a total of 6 and 1/2 hours to actually work in our classrooms.
Which...lemme tell you....isn't enough.
We had 2 and 1/2 days that we had to spend in "7 Habits of the Highly Effective Person"--3 separate faculty meetings--convocation--a two hour training in which they taught us not to friend our students on Facebook---gradebook training---MAP training---504 meetings---and other crazy amounts of meetings.
I am usually the person that had my room done before everyone else and end up playing games in the hall with other teachers. That was NOT the case this year. 6 and 1/2 hours is simply not enough time. When my friend Jake walked into my classroom this morning he said, "Wow, your room is a mess! I feel so much better knowing you are behind too!"
There are still kinks to work out....but it is functional enough to work when the kids come tomorrow.
Here is a quick tour:
|Here is the classroom rule section of my chalk board. Don't judge the non clean chalkboard! I have not had time to pick up any goo-b-gone, much less, spend the time it would take to de-goo it yet!|
|Another section of my chalkboard with my Vista Print goodies. Again don't judge the non clean chalkboard.|
|Far end of my chalk board!|
|I bought a drying dish rack so that it can hold my lesson plan folders in the spots where the plates would go. The place for utensils holds pens too! (A student gave me that snow globe for Christmas last year!)|
|Somehow a wine rack got left in my house one year so I bought some colored cups at Wal Mart and use it to hold more of my pretty pens!|
|This, my friends, is what nine weeks worth of copies looks like. It is really bugging my that the blue box is making the top row of the white boxes bow a little, but I have no where else to put it!|
|My life blood....my coffee maker.|
|This is a view of my desk, but again things are still a mess and not completely organized!|
|A few people have sent me email about my Paper Pot....If you click the picture above it will send you to it on Amazon.com....FYI I love it and would recommend it!|