Hard to believe it's already Wednesday. Things are already underway with back-to-school and I have spent 5 days in training and orientation. Tomorrow there are home visits and a staff meeting... At some point I need to actually spend some time in my classroom.
My room is still a mess. An even bigger mess than before. I have loads of boxes, manipulatives, toys... (stuff!) all over the place. I took pictures today (just for you AK! LOL). Things are going to have to undergo a major transformation over the next few days since I have a class coming on Tuesday. Once (IF) I get it all pulled together, I'll take "after" shots and post them here. I have a feeling this is going to be a work in progress, though. It's overwhelming how much there is to do. Our tables and little chairs have not arrived yet--and apparently aren't going to in time. My Everyday Math materials are not here either--district ordered the wrong stuff.... All very typical predicaments. What can go wrong usually does. Teachers must be flexible and resourceful! Or so I have discovered. Haha Hopefully the kids won't know the difference.
Speaking of my class... I'm up to 12 students and I know it's still growing--there were a stack of enrollments just today. Out of my 12 kids so far, only 5 speak English. That's a little unsettling but they assure me things will be just fine. I sure hope so because my Spanish vocabulary is slim-to-none!
I'm not sure how I'm doing on the diet. The school has been feeding us breakfast and lunches... and not exactly Weight Watcher's friendly. Hopefully portion control is keeping me in the loss column. Or at least from gaining. I'm nervous to see, though.