I had the post written to be posted Friday, but couldn’t get the pictures posted in time…
I am starting to get back into the swing of things and knowing what day of the week it is.Â It is funny how something as simple as that can be lost when you don’t really have a regular schedule going on.Â Albeit, it was only in the last week or two of summer vacation that I started to really lose track of time and day.Â I’ll also admit that one of the ways I keep track of whether it is weekend or weekday (other than the obvious, is Hubby at work or home, you’d think that would be enough) is whether or not my soap opera is on.Â Don’t judge me, I have been watching Days of Our Lives for the better part of 22 years and I can’t help myself.
I’m starting to ramble, shocking I know!Â Allow me to get myself back on track.Â I went into the school yesterday to start setting up for the school year.Â Since we have PD days and board holidays the week before Labour Day I wanted to get a head start.Â Actually, this year for the first time ever I am staying in the same room so I am already leaps and bounds ahead of where I normally am at this point.
I want to use today’s post to show you around my room.Â My beautiful, clean,
yet to be trashed by the students classroom.Â It is not completely set up, I will spend some time puttering around next week doing the finishing touches, but this is pretty much it.Â One last look at clean and tidy, shiny and organized.
Sorry Lindsey (second call out this week!) the pictures I mentioned over tea, well, I am going to wait until next week for those.Â This just seemed to call to me.
Update: before I post the pictures I must tell you that I jinxed myself by writing this Thursday night.Â Up on arriving at school Friday this is what greeted me in my classroom (and two other classes and the staffroom).
Who needs air conditioning when it comes built into the window.
Here’s what it looked like when I left.Â What you can’t see is that the window behind the screen, not only has the wood to hold it closed, they are also screwed shut.
Yes, this is annoying!Â Especially since I have not been a target for years (not that who ever it was was targeting me, but i simply haven’t had windows broken).Â There is also glass through about my nicely cleaned room.
On to the rest of the room…
I do not have many traditional desks in my room.Â When they earn it, I have an open seating plan (except when there is a supply teacher. I’m not that mean!)
My students also do not store their belongings in a desk (since most of the desks won’t let them).Â The magazine box is their “desk.”Â If it doesn’t fit in there, it doesn’t need to be in the room!Â This saves tons of time in the desk cleaning activity and lost work.
What you don’t see from the pictures I have taken are: my desk (it is still a mess, look closely at the first non-window picture and you can see it in the corner), my NASCAR posters (of course I bring it into the classroom!) and the SmartBoard.Â After the mess with the windows I thought I’d better wait until they were replaced before I brought the rest of the computer items is.Â The desks are layed out the was the custodians left them after they cleaned (thank you, it looks wonderful) and I like what they did.Â I will however, likely turn everything 90 degrees once I bring in the SmartBoard.
I was hoping to be done set-up but the curve ball means I didn’t get everything done that I would have liked.Â One more part day and I will be done.
Sorry, if this wasn’t the most thrilling Photo Friday for you…I will try better next week.
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