Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year linky party

I am linking up today with  Clutter-Free Classroom to talk about The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I just love the beginning of the school year.  I always feel such hope and promise of a great school year to come.

~  I am absolutely adoring my new color scheme I will be using in my classroom: lime, pink, and teal.  If you search through my posts you will see lots of furniture and organization tools fitting my color scheme.  You could say I got a wee bit obsessed with it this summer.  I cannot wait for my classroom to be set-up so I can post photos of the final product!  I love to look at my perfectly decorated classroom with everything organized because after the first day with kiddos all bets are off on it ever looking that good again (until back to school night next year).

~I plan on achieving some major instructional strategy changes this year.  My biggest project under construction is implementing math learning stations with my 7th graders.  After lots of searching for middle school resources on this topic (without much luck at all) I am starting to solidify my plan for how to make these learning stations work in my cramped classroom that will be filled with nearly 30 middle school sized bodies each class.

~I have two new members on my team and a new AP so that is bound to change things up this year.  I am excited to work with these new people.  I also love seeing all my good teacher friends that I have missed over the summer.  I have a great support system of coworkers and I enjoy spending time together, as well as, working with them.  I also love seeing all the ideas and plans I worked on over summer break come to fruition.

~Fall is my favorite season and I love nothing more than a sunny crisp fall day filled with football and Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte or peppermint mocha.  I will have my fill of football with three boys playing this year!

~The beginning of the school year means my baby boy will turn 6 on Sept 9th.  Every year I think to myself, what on earth were you doing having a baby one week after school starts.  This year I am bound and determined to have his whole birthday party planned and everything purchased prior to the start of the school year, otherwise I get stressed and don't enjoy the fun of the party planning.  His theme this year is football.  Should be a blast!

~The beginning of the school year means fun back to school shopping trips for school supplies, new clothes and shoes and lots of new goodies for my classroom.

~I love going to my happiest place in the world Door County.  The leaves are amazing and fall is my favorite time to visit.  I love the apple cider and honey crisp apples we get during the fall.  It will be tough for us to squeeze in a trip this year with all the football.  A girl can hope!

~This time of the year is filled with unlimited promise.  At this point I have an idealistic attitude that anything is possible for the coming school year.  I enjoy setting up and decorating my classroom, when I am able to do it on my own terms and time schedule.

~My favorite thing about the beginning of the school year is that we get a fresh start EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR.  How many careers do you get that?  It's like a DO OVER every single year to make yourself the best teacher you can possibly be.  That's what I love the most, a new batch of kids to love, teach, and hopefully impact in more ways than I can even imagine.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up. My little guy just recently turned 6 as well. My twins birthday is 8/31 so I hear you on the bday prep coupled with school prep. Best wishes for the new year.

    ❤Jodi from...
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