Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Everything indicates that it's still summer.  The warm weather, the green grass, the flowers, kids playing outside, and the calendar. Yet, in some ways Summer Is Over.  At least for me.  No, school has not officially started yet.  The first day of school in our district is September 4, 2012.  However, like most teachers, it's time for me to prepare my classroom for the start of a new school year.  When that happens, I feel like summer is over.

I went to school today to take a look at my classroom.  The custodians were still stripping and waxing the floors.  Until that's done, I can't get much done in my classroom.  I have a lot to do, so I'm a bit anxious to get started.  Here's my list:
  • unpack boxes
  • put away supplies
  • uncover bulletin boards and shelves
  • arrange desks, chairs, and other furniture
  • change bulletin boards
  • arrange and organize classroom library
  • hang the alphabet and number lines
  • label coat nooks
  • decorate
  • organize my office
  • hang curtains
I'm sure there's a lot more that I forgot to put on the list.  I think it's enough to get me started.  Below are my "before" pictures.  This is what my room looks like right now.  I'll show you my "after" pictures once everything it set up.  Even though it feels like summer is over, I'm extremely excited about starting a new school year.  Stop by next week to see my room when it's all set and ready to go!  
Wish me luck!

What does your teacher do to prepare for a new school year?
Does he or she have a little fairy I can borrow to help me out?

Back of Classroom View

Side Window View

Front of Classroom View