Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And just like that, it was over

I would say that now my summer is over. I have new teacher orientation in an hour and a half. I told Andy last night I was going to try to wake up at my normal wake-up time from last year (5:05am) even though I didn't have to leave until 7:40 instead of 7 (like the rest of the year). That didn't work out so well for me. Apparently getting back into a school sleep schedule will take a bit of work. Instead, I woke up at 6:10. Still not bad, but it will be cutting it close on normal days.

Anyway, after new teacher orientation, I'm going to start work in my classroom, whether it's ready or not. I have some cleaning supplies in my car, so I can wipe stuff down, at least. And my dad is coming down today to help. He'll be here this afternoon, and he's going to stay into tomorrow to help me. Isn't that just the sweetest thing? I'll bet that 25 years ago when he married my mom, he had no idea how many different classrooms he'd end up in over the years. And I'll just bet that 23 years ago when I was born, he had no idea that one day he'd end up helping his baby girl set up her own classroom for her first year of teaching.

Tonight, Andy is going to design my rules poster. I love being married to a graphic designer...he can make me cool stuff! And tomorrow sometime, Mariah and Shannon are coming...and may end up helping me in my classroom. I'm so excited--the three of us haven't spent time all together since before I got married. Maybe even before Shannon got married--and that was two summers ago. I honestly can't remember. Mariah has been here before, but Shannon hasn't. The whole living in Arizona and then moving to Delaware thing makes it a little harder.

Then Thursday is my first official teacher day. And I may or may not be ready for students to start on Friday. I've come to terms with the idea that I may not have my classroom perfectly as I desire come Friday morning. It's been a difficult process, though. I think I'm just too much of a perfectionist.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just remember only you know what is not done, the kids never figure it out. So just wing-it, like me for the past 22 years! Mom