This week was filled with Staff Development Meetings, some of which were good and others which were n-o-t! My Fabulous Mama and my BFF Ruby came to help power through the unpacking of my room. They even helped when I was in meetings! Mama also went shopping because she though we needed cute seats with zebra print to match my focus wall! Wait until you see how cute they are!Now, I'm down to organizing the random stuff...oh, and planning for CHILDREN that are coming next Wednesday! What do I have planned so far? Well, playing "Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?" and eating cookies, of course! I even found Jungle (Circus Cookie Style) Cookies to go with my Jungle theme! I don't know what it is about those cookies, but the waxy frosting and hard little sprinkles taste especially good and magical during back-to-school time! So, classroom pictures are on the way, but not until everything is in place.
I get the pleasure of teaching with my buddy Mary, who had to teach (gasp!) MIDDLE SCHOOL last year and she's teaching first grade for the first time this year! I taught her little boy years ago and he's practically a grown up now! I also get to teach with my buddy Machelle. I first met her when we took our ESOL and Reading Endorsement classes and she is WON-DER-FUL! Rounding out our team is Anne, whom I taught with my very first year of teaching in my district, and now she is teaching her last year before retirement. No, I am not the reason she wants to retire...I don't think. ;) But, it is fun to get to teach with her again. I am looking forward to doing fun things with these ladies!
So, since I missed Freebie Friday, I have a "So Free Saturday!" I'm putting these little "luggage tags" on the kids' backpacks so when kids cry one minute before dismissal because they don't know who is picking them up, I'll know exactly how they go home.
I hope you can use these! Have a great holiday weekend!