A few things I need to take care of:
- work on my Maus unit
- make lots and lots of photocopies
- go shopping for school supplies (I really love doing this)
- move all of my files, art supplies, materials, and fans into my new classroom
- put up my bulletin board paper and borders
- figure out how to set up the chairs and desks
- read the books on the summer reading list that are new to me
- reread the books I teach during the fall semester (this includes Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Macbeth, King Lear, Crime and Punishment, and A Midsummer Night's Dream)
It would be great if I could also potty train the twins, declutter my house, destroy the hornet's nest on the roof, and replace the numerous burned out light bulbs inside and outside my house, but I think that might be pushing it.
What I'll have on my desk this year:
- Desktop Magnetic Board , complete with notes to myself, pictures of my family, and inspirational quotes
- Tons of essays and other pieces of writing in manila folders--stacks, I tell you. I am going to try to incorporate Google Docs into my classroom this year though...my attempt to go green.
- Halls Cough Drops--I keep them in a tall cedar candy box on my desk for me and my students. Winters are a rough time for all of us. I think my immunity shield is going to be a lot weaker after being away from students for so long. Laryngitis, I know you're waiting for me.
- Alessi Dozi Paper Clip Holder, for all of my stray paper clips
- Post-it Desktop Organizer, for my Post-its (an absolutely necessity), pens, highlighters, and tape
At least that's taken care of.
If I had even more extra time and got everything done, I would also consider thinking about how to deal with our newest...uh...pet.
Say hello to my little friend. I'm just going to refer to it as she, for convenience' sake:
She's a little shy.
My kids love her, but I'm just afraid that she's going to make that crack even bigger. That, however, is a problem for another day...but hopefully not a day when I have one hundred rabbits scampering around my yard.