UPDATE!! I have updated the link for Google Docs and it should be working properly now! Due to copyright and licensing issues, I can't e-mail the file for you to edit in a word document. I am working are trying to make it editable and not break any rules! I will upload it as soon as I finish! Thanks for your patience!
It's that time of the month again. Thanks Farley! As much as I want to rewind to July, or even June..it's time to get it together because the nuggets are coming so soon!! =)
I love to read a Ron Clark book each year before the new school year begins. He pumps me up like no other! I LOVE my job but he just puts it over the edge and gets me so excited to help mold some new minds and make a difference for our sweet little ones that will grace our presence for the next 180 days!
So I only had the past two days to put together an entire classroom. August 1st was the first day we could get into our rooms (it was really the 6th but I had a MAJOR panic attack and they felt sorry for me so they let me in early!) Nick and I have had a beach week planned for just the two of us (we realized we have NEVER just taken a vacay by ourselves, we are always accompanied by family and/or friends) and then this weekend we fly up to New York for a family wedding. Needless to say these trips have been planned before I moved schools. Worst timing EVER. I didn't think I would have to wait so long to get into my room. So I headed in at 7:30 Wednesday and finally called it quits when I was kicked out around 5. Thursday was a repeat of Wednesday. I even packed lunches for those days so I could keep working. I have these great before/after shots that I wanted to show you but...my wonderful camera is locked inside my new classroom. Seriously? I would leave it. No vacay pics either. To make you feel even more sorry for me, I dropped my iPhone and shattered the glass. I went to the Apple Store today and since it's Tax Free weekend they are not doing replacements. So no camera or phone for the next week. Actually it may be nice to be without a phone! Spend some quality time with the BF!
With open house coming up, I wanted to share with you some resources I have put together. (Shout out to Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade for such great ideas!) These are the info papers I will give to parents at our Open House. I used to give an entire handbook (think college syllabus) but I'm pretty sure that got tossed in the trash as soon as it got home (if it made it there). I condensed into the most important things that parents want to know and need to know. Click here to download them in GoogleDocs. (Graphics are from the one and only Scrappin' Doodles.)
Thanks to Kristen at A Teeny, Tiny Teacher for this awesome behavior management plan!
Ok, the BF says it is TIME! I'm just praying I can RELAX and not think about the million and one things I will have to do next week...