We go back to work officially on Tuesday. I will not have to spend my in class time decorating, but instead, planning. I have 3 new preps this year. One that I have never taught before and has only been taught by one teacher in our district and the other two I have not taught in 4 or 5 years. It will all be great, but it will be so nice to just focus on the academics of it all.
So, please forgive me if I seem to be neglecting my blog, but there is a definite juggling act, especially as J continues his 48s to pay back his trades from all my hospital stays.
In the meantime, here's a view from my workplace...
I have 2 cabinets and a drawer that are locked, with no keys to be found anywhere. So, we took the 100 year-old lock out of an open closet and took it to a master locksmith and he made a key for me. I got the cabinet open - full of CRAP - and found a place to store part of my bibliophile addiction units, now to get plexiglass for the lower part of the glass door. There is also a mystery cabinet - they are in a few rooms and NO ONE knows what they are for. I was so excited to find out...but sadly it was much like Al Capone's vault, only worse...it did not open. Something was broken off in the lock over the years. <sigh>
This class is enormous compared to my tiny little science lab that forced my kids to play the role of sardines. I started with 30 desks...and then we looked at my class list. 49
But, I thought 47 would suffice. And my Bossman has assured me that I will be at least 10 down from that...hopefully.
|Here was the first look at my new class...30 desks.|
|Here are alllllll the boxes, well some of the boxes and a CRAPload|
of extra cabinets and furniture and a TV??