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Dipping My Toes In

Yesterday morning, I arose at the early hour of 7:30…this despite staying up until 1:30 reading Harry Potter.


I had an agenda, believe it or not.

I wanted to go into my classroom and start arranging the furniture now that the cleaning people have finished waxing the floor.

They had, unfortunately, stacked all of my chairs and even a bookcase (with the books still on it) on my back counter.  I should have taken a picture.

Still…my 5’3″ self was not a happy camper.

Fortunately, when I arrived, students who are attending an advanced math class were on their break, so I, in my charming, teacherly way, coerced them into help me.

They were very accommodating and got the job done in fewer than five minutes.

Then, oh joy, I simply puttered around my room, removing the papers I’d taped to each table and stack of chairs (if you don’t label things, they get taken by other teachers…no kidding).

I got my classroom laid out and even put out a few books and magazines…all in about an hour.

I think I’m going to start going for an hour or two a few days a week just to get this kind of stuff done so that I can focus on writing lesson plans after I take Chicky to school in August.

I’m dipping my toes in the water, allowing myself to gradually adjust to the temperature of what one might call “the working world.”

3 Responses

  1. You have a beautiful school and classroom which obviously has air conditioning!! Good for you to ease back in! When do you start up again? Our first teacher day is Aug. 19th

  2. Before summer break, I taped labels on all the furniture in my room, too. I never liked going on a scavenger hunt for my classroom items. I guess summer workers in Wyoming are the same as those in Podunk.

    As August approached, I always got the “itch” to set-up my classrooms. Every once in a while, I still get that urge, especially when I see school supplies appearing in the stores.

  3. Sounds like an excellent way to get started.

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