Thursday, August 14, 2008

School Days, School Days...

Well, here we go again, another summer has flown by and a new school year is just getting under way. I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer vacation, I know mine has been busy with both highs and lows.

I'm trying to get back into the routine of waking up early, so I have been going to JLMS trying to get things back in order, but who am I kidding? I am so organized that it did not take an entire 8 hour day to set up my classroom. Plus, my wonderful husband Ray helped me put up all the boarder and posters in my room!

On the other hand, it took me two days working on the different pages you see posted on my door. I am so picky; I am the typical type A personality and tend to overdo it at times. I wanted to introduce my family to my students this year in a new way so they could put more faces to the names of the loved ones I talk about off and on during the year.

Just getting everything laminated and put up took two different days. I put everything up with some weak tape, then I decided I wanted to add a border around the door. The next day I took everything down and tried out two different borders before settling on one. I then had to take everything down and put it back up using a different kind of tape. If this was not enough, I decided to add the words you see posted. Laugh, but it took me two days to get right. I had a collegue point out that I spelled "laugh" wrong, so I redid it, just to get a phone call later that day saying that I misspelled it again. I was so embarrassed. Apparently I'm not adapting as well as I thought to getting back into the swing of things, plus, I'm just a horrible speller. But hey no one is perfect and that is something I'm working on accepting of myself :)

I will be back full time starting next Monday for a week of training before the students come back on the 25th. I'm looking forward to this new year and the new students I will meet. I am excited about getting started, plus I know I'll be at work instead of being bored at home. I can only clean the same places so many times before I become a little OCD. Also, I think Reggie is ready to have the house to himself. Every time I wake him up he looks at me like "why are you still here, go to work!"

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