Monday, June 18, 2012

The Great Text Message

Last week, I received one of the greatest text messages ever from one of my colleagues. It stated that my room was ready! That's right the middle of June, and we just got out of school at the end of May. I know this may not seem like a big deal to some people, but typically we are not able to get into our classrooms until one or two weeks before school starts. This causes total stress and irritation on all the teachers. You see we like most schools have to pack up all of our things so that the custodians can move it all out and wax the floors. Usually our school is done last, but for some glorious reason they decided to do our school during their down time. Yay! To top it all off, my room was one of the first ones to be done. I feel sorry for the teachers whose classrooms are not done yet, but hopefully they will get them done this week.
When I received the text message, I was doing the dreaded duty of paying bills. I told the girl that I would be up there all this week, but my mind kept thinking about the room so I had to go up to the school to check it out. I was so thankful that I had already checked out my keys again for next year so I did not have to bug anyone to let me in. This is what I found:

Well after a few hours of arranging, I got everything back to where it belonged. I did not even try to tackle the storage cabinets, filing cabinets, or closet. I was just happy to have everything that had been moved out of the room back to its place. This is what it looked like after:

I know it sounds crazy, but I plan on going up to the school every day this week for a couple of hours to accomplish a few tasks. I don't mind spending a few hours a day up there, because I am still able to enjoy my summer the rest of the hours in the day. School is always on my mind so maybe this will help calm my mind from racing through the millions of things I have to do before school starts back in August. Check back to see what all I get done this week!



  1. I saw your post on the The Teacher Idea Factory and I was inspired. I e-mailed my principal your fantastic idea to get bikes donated for perfect attendance. Thank you :)

    I'm a new follower and I love your classroom!!

    1. Thanks so much! I am so glad you liked my idea. I hope you get some more ideas in my future posts! :)

  2. Hi!! I just found your blog. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you stop by my blog when you get a chance.


    1. So glad to have you as my newest follower. I just started following your blog as well.

  3. I know exactly what you mean about your excitement of your room already being ready, I just found out mine is ready too! I love having time during the summer and not having to rush around at the beginning of August!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!