For me, the month of July seems to zoom by and before I know it, the back-to-school nerves start setting in. This weekend was a time of school supply shopping, blog reading, pinterest searching, and saving tons of ideas for next year.
I officially report 4 weeks from today, although my building is the only one on campus that isn't under construction, so that's a bit nerve-wracking for my colleagues in other buildings! At least I can go up and work in my room if I choose to.
Today was a day of little projects and organization. I didn't get anything officially finished, but here's what I worked on:
In no particular order...
- Printed off 80 protractors on transparency sheets (10 per page)
- Printed off my new GEOMETRY agenda board header
- Printed off my new Geometry binder spine labels
- Printed off my new table folder labels
- Cut out all the Contact Paper to go over said folder labels
- Created, printed, and laminated new table bucket labels
Still to do from these projects...
- Cut apart those protractors
- Laminate the GEOMETRY header
- Adhere the table folder labels with the contact paper
- Adhere the table bucket labels
- Switch over from the old table buckets
- Test out the "whiteboard" paper that I'm trying to straighten
There are so many things left to do that I haven't started on! I am a fairly organized person by nature, but with 160+ students, I have to figure out some new strategies for keeping up with the paper trail, staying on top of INB handouts, etc.
Part of today was just sitting in my classroom, staring at the wall and trying to wrap my head around all that needed to get done in the next four weeks. (OMG - ***4*** weeks!!! EEKKKK). I don't know about you, but I love to-do lists, so when I'm overwhelmed, I often have a tendency to create a new cute to-do list to help me stay organized. :) (I know.. what a great use of my time today, right???) I forgot to take a photo of it, but I printed it on bright yellow paper, laminated it, and dug into my stash of fine tip dry erase markers to help me make a list. :)
It's nothing fancy, but if you want a copy, feel free to download it here :)