Let me begin by saying this:
Okay. I feel better now. I am ready for the kids. I hope they are ready for me.
The wildlife started yesterday. A roach with mold on him crawled across my floor. I captured him in my bug holder and paraded him around the school. Then I let him go. I’m not telling where. That is why you should always be nice to me. (Reread W is for Wildlife from January).
The beginning of “getting to know the new parents” happened during planning week, too.
I had a 40 minute
I also had a parent complain about me to the principal. I didn’t even do anything yet! Turns out that was the problem. I didn’t conference with her during registration. Our principal said in a faculty meeting, “Thank you to everyone for doing a great job at registration. We only had one crabby parent and it was…MS. BUCKLER’S!” I did a curtsey. I’m sure we’ll end up okay, too.
Then get this. I’ve already had a parent give me a bribe! It is an Evan Longoria poster. She must know me well. I’m positive this parent and I will be Best Friends Forever. We’ll see about her child…
But my favorite part of planning week is setting up my classroom. I am now going to subject you to a comparison. Scroll on if you are bored easily.
This is what my room looked like two weeks ago. Scary. Very scary. I could be on a show called “Hoarders: Teacher’s Edition”.
Here are some of last year’s pictures compared to this year’s.
|Notice there are now bookshelves in the back and an Elmo instead of an overhead.|
|No more teacher desk.|
Yes, there are more books. See that green crate. That's more. I could also be on a show called "Obsessed".
One of the million little projects I do during planning week is making Welcome Back goody bags. I confess that I bribe the kids to come back the next day.
But the strangest thing happened. This one “fell open”.
Okay a few of them did.
I am super excited to meet the kids on Monday. I hope I’ll have some good stories to share with you.
Have a great first day my fellow teachers!