After spending time planning lessons, I always realize why I enjoy having a teacher blog. It keeps my thoughts above the mundane parts of teaching, and keeps me looking forward and up.
Yesterday, my mother, a retired educator and my daughter, a true go-getter, and I worked on my classroom. The process took much longer than originally anticipated, but our family lives by a motto of — “no breaks until the job gets done”.
As a result, I am proud to say that I feel that I have an attractive, functional space that my students and I will enjoy. I’m breathing a sigh of relief now that it is over, and I can spend time on my unit and lesson plans for the new year.
I decided not to use a theme like “pocka dots”, “ladybugs”, “movie theatre”, etc. I am proud that I spent less than $20 on my classroom, yet I still feel that it is attractive for students.
There are still a few items that I need to add like the rules and procedures chart, but overall it is complete and ready for my new students. I feel so relieved!
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
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