Yesterday I went to the school where my morning Family Literacy class is. Each August when I go to my classroom. I wonder how bad it will be. It was not too bad.
I got some of the room done and will finish it next week. School starts next Monday, but my Family Literacy Class starts September 7th. I have a few weeks to take care of many things such as finish lining up speakers for the fall for our Thursday Community Info time, meet with other teachers etc.
I got a new ID badge in June, but sent an email to the teachers I know well asking if I should have used this photo from a retirement party in May.
It may surprise you that it was a unanimous 100% yes from my colleagues. One even said it captures my personality. 🙂
When the moms come back to class, they will make the word wall, the class calendar for September, and decorate the room. I like to have them do it because it builds community among them and also gives them ownership of the classroom. One item that will be included is this poster.
I like the message. I want the moms to think of themselves as being empowered in my class.
It was wonderful to interact with my fellow teachers yesterday. We had Open House. even though my day was teach online 12-2, at the school 2:30-6, and teach online 6:30-9:30, I felt energized as the reality of a new school year dawned on me.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.