My church has been collecting school supplies to give to others less fortunate. So in order to be obedient, I trooped to Wal-Mart, so that I could buy supplies to turn in. Its interesting, because as I was walking the aisles pulling notebooks and pencils, I thought about the things I needed to start preparing for my classroom. I started teaching in February of last year, mid-month and I am not ashamed to say I was unprepared. It was difficult too, as the students already had their way of doing things, which was not how I wanted thngs to operate! Through the grace of God, I survived last year, but I still don't feel like I have been a true first year teacher. So there I am in Wal-Mart glancing at lamps and expo markers and a green trashcan (random assortment of things, I know, however my classroom does not have a trashcan suitable for my desk) and I think to myself, what will this year be like?
I run home with my supplies for church, and I had a NIGHTMARE! I was totally unprepared and the students could tell! I went to church today and turned in my school supplies and my pastor reminded us all that it was almost that time again. I got home and checked my calendar....I have 29 days left. That's 29 days to organize my lesson plans, 29 days to create my classroom procedures, 29 days to organiize my classroom, 29 days to get ready for what I consider to be my first year of teaching! I fully plan on utilizing these 29 days, so that my nightmare doesn't come true. If anyone has any tips or suggestions I am open to them....and please forgive me, for this is my first blog posting EVER! I am excited about networking with all of you, and for however many days you have left, I pray that you have much success in getting there!