It was the Back to School kick off today at work. We had our district wide meeting, complete with a visit from our State Superintendent. Her visit meant a lot to me; we're a very small county compared to others in our state and not located close to the state offices, so it's unusual for us to get that kind of attention. The central office had also organized a wellness fair for us. Frankly, that just added to our stress because we wanted to get to our schools to work, but I have to admit that it was well executed. At the end of the day, we met with our grade level team to discuss some of the mundane back to school items such as schedules and locker breaks.
I went back to school at 3 to do some work. My room is so close to being done! Tomorrow for sure it will be; I'll stay until it is. I will need Thursday for curriculum work!
Here's a peek at my classroom library. I bought a "real" bookcase last year to replace some very pathetic plastic crates. It makes me happy that I can offer a good number of choices and have a dozen or more math-specific books that the kids can choose. Of couse, those are the ones I featured on the top!