Saturday, August 10, 2013

Five for Friday - First Week of School Edition

This has been one crazy week.  Thank goodness it's time for...

Yes, it's Saturday, but I'm just happy I've found the energy to get it done!

1.  Not One but TWO FIRST DAYS of School

My darling boy started school on Monday.  I've been a bit of a wreck because he really never went to "preschool" - why should I send him when I have perfectly willing grandparents that want to spend time with him?  But, that means his "Classroom Behavior" probably isn't going to be spot on for a bit.  I'll be the first to tell you - the kid has ants in his pants!

Here he is on his first day.  He's been forcing the hubby and/or the grandparents to leave extra early for school.  He's been first at the gate for the past three days.

Then I went back to school and had my first day on Thursday.  This momma/teacher is TIRED.

2.  39 Kids!

I have 39 kids in my Language Arts class.  It's a packed house.  I'm just a smidge irritated with this because I only have 33 in my other LA class.  We can't seem to overcome the scheduling demons to balance this out?  I kinda hate it because you can't really "work" a room when you're constantly tripping over people and chair legs.

3.  Print?  Who needs to print stuff?!

Since I switched rooms over the summer, my laptop isn't connected to the printer in my room.  Yes, I could throw my stuff on a flash drive, boot up the other computers, log on, print my stuff, log off...  It sounds exhausting to me - what about you.  So, I will stoically wait until I can really just print my stuff.

4.  Room 312

Speaking of... I took all my pictures of my pretty sparkling room on Friday.  I just need to upload them to my computer and then you can enjoy my classroom set up.  I know that the blogging world needs more examples of Middle School classrooms.  Plus, I will do some NOW and THEN comparisons.  I remember the nastiness I walked into this May.

5.  Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

I am sleeping in tomorrow!  I think I have to in order to start regaining some sanity because it's 0 to 60mph on Monday with starting to train my class on academic procedures, academic discussions and more.  (Ugh!  The first three weeks are always such a pain.  I enjoy teaching when I can just get everyone WITH the PROGRAM!)

Also - it's my 2nd blog-a-versary in September.  I was thinking of hosting a fun giveaway.  Is there anyone out there that would like to participate??  Email me at and let me know.


  1. What what what?!?! THIRTY NINE KIDS IN A CLASS?!?!?! I can't even imagine!!!!

    Tales of a fourth grade teacher


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