Monday, August 1, 2011

welcome august indeed

today I was given my key and seven hours later, 
everything I need to get my teach on is moved into my room
furniture is moved - at least in a tentative arrangement
so to start off august - I am very thankful for these things:
clean classrooms, dollies, having a job, accomplishing more than I thought possible
in one day
only having one color of paint on the classroom walls
teaching only ONE subject
things to figure out:
what to do with wall lockers - backpacks? books? I'm not sure
how to organize student work with SO many students
what made me a tad sad:
I only unpacked out 10% of my teacher stuff
the rest is just in the cabinets "on hold" for this year
I didn't score a vintage desk, but my room is huge!
and above all - 
knowing so many amazing teachers are still not hired back
I'm hoping more phone calls will be coming soon


  1. Ooh, how exciting! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time teaching in that classroom!

  2. Your room is huge! The ceiling is very pretty! I cannot wait to see how it turns out! Happy decorating/planning!!

  3. Yay! Look at that wood beam in the ceiling! What progress you've made. Love watching your teacher story unfold! :)

  4. Congratulations! I taught middle school language arts for 8 years before moving to high school & I loved my middle school kids! We are in the same place with teacher jobs in Louisiana. It is so sad that so many excellent teachers are still without a placement.