Tuesday, August 26, 2008

For Babe-A-Labe

So this one's to you Babe-A-Labe. You should feel loved.

My life has been crazy hectic the last few days. I started work on Monday and never imagined in a million years I'd have so much to do to get ready for the first day of school. As many of you may know, last year I started teaching mid-October. I did not have to get my classroom set up or plan for the first week of school. I did not have to come up with rules and procedures for every little thing the child does during the day. This year, I am in charge of all those things. You wouldn't believe some of the things you have to plan for. How are they going to sharpen pencils, where are their school supplies going to go, how should they ask questions, what color reading groups should I have. It's a mess. Yes, my classroom is set up and ready to go (Pictures hopefully to come tomorrow), but all those little behind the scenes details are not.

I tried planning for the first day of school today and almost pulled my hair out. Explain this, demonstrate that, get to know you, show this procedure, tour the school, etc etc etc. So much to do and no time for much instruction. It's going to be crazy and there's really no way to actually plan it all. So here I am... scared of the shark infested waters, but running and diving in wearing a red one piece.

Is this to your liking Meredith? :P


Colleen said...

Sounds like a crazy week. I left you a gift over on my blog.

I write with Pilot pens said...

Thanks, Bam-A-Lam!

I only give you sass because I have NOTHING to do but websurf and can't be arsed to update my own blog(s), haha.

I can't wait to see the classroom pictures! And wouldn't kids just sharpen their pencils in the pencil sharpener on the wall like most classrooms have? Or do those not exist anymore?

Ramen soup and Mt. Dew forever!!!