Yes, I passed the 4th grade many moons ago. In fact, it was one of my favorite years- I had a stellar teacher that taught out of love for each of her students. She still refers to all the girls in my class as ‘her girls’. 4th grade is fun! 4th grade is full of good times? 4th grade is where friends hang out! Not intimidating at all, right?
WRONG! 4th grade is intimidating as heck for this girl!
The first day of school is approaching really quickly!
Kids will be walking through my classroom doors on August 22nd and be ready to learn! ……and my due date is ….. Drumroll please….
………… AUGUST 22nd!
Top 5 things to do!
- Lesson plans need to be made- curriculum outline for the year!
- Classroom needs to be purged of old material
- All drawers and closets need to be organized —I don’t want the sub to find any old skeletons in my teaching closets!
- new bulliton boards need to go up
- Sub lesson plans need to get put together
For those Spinach and Sprinkles readers who have been around the block a time or two with this crazy lady- you know I am switching grades AGAIN! ….I will be a 4th grade teacher this year. Holy heavens!
I have my reservations about switching again and am super nervous to be taking on a whole new curriculm again, especially with learning our Kansas State Standards as well as preparing my class for the Common Core Standards as well. Yipes! …..I don’t even have all my teachers edition books in yet! Ahhhh! I can go on and on about the things to do. I just wish I knew if I was going to start the year with the kids I love teaching or if I will be caring for my own little bundle to love! (sooo excited for that!)
However, I do have a start on a couple of things……
Teacher tip— I use fabric to back all of my boards and ribbon as borders. It all stores so much easier and looks so much more home like! I love the ease of putting it up too.
The classroom ball is rolling and I will be going to the doctor today to see if things are rolling as quickly as they were for the basketball under my shirt as they were two weeks ago. If so—- I need to get my rump into gear!!!!
QUESTION: Ready for all that August brings?