This week I spent 4 mornings in my classroom working to organize, sort, and set up. I think it gets tougher every year. I have so much "stuff" that it's hard to keep track of it all. I love trying new things but I can't seem to let go of all the old things. As I looked around my classroom today I got a little worried that I wouldn't be ready for the start of school. I always seem to get overwhelmed mid-August. I haven't been able to talk my kids into coming with me to help set things up. They're just too busy being teenagers.
Well I up-dated my website's main page to reflect the start of the new year. I created a new list for my kidblog.com site. I bought some blue and red nylon to make up some new homework bags. I forgot the ribbon to make the handles. I guess I've got to make a trip to Michaels.
Technology will be a big focus for me this year. I will be involved in a couple of internet projects with my class that should be fun. We will be starting out the year 4 new ipod touches. I am excited about all the ways we will use them. I'm hoping it will spark my students into working on some projects with them.
I am looking forward to skyping with some classrooms this year (a first for me) and to working on some new and exciting projects with Mrs. Campbell. I want my class to make connections with other 6-7 year olds this year. We'll see what happens.
One week left before I have to sit for three days with all my old teacher friends. I'm sad to see summer fading away and excited for a new year to begin.