Since there are only twelve days until the official first day of school I need/want to be prepared. I have started thinking about different things and searching Pinterest for some fresh ideas that I can do before August 25, 2014 arrives. (Didn't school used to start after Labor Day? Also, perusing Pinterest should count for professional development.)
There are so many ideas floating around in my teacher brain that I have to get it all down on a list so I can organize my thoughts and productively complete the tasks. So here goes in no particular order...
- Reorganize unit binders
- Update Sub binder
- set up online grade book
- update classroom website
- set up plan book
- Ice breaker activities should I stick with my tried and true or find something new?
- plan for first week or two
- Make copies of welcome letters, and a few other things
- Clean out my desk drawer
- Bulletin Boards
- Word Walls for first units
- Seating charts
- create charts for Carousel Brainstorming Activity to establish rules and class norms
- update teacher binder
Ok, ok I know reading my to do list is boring. I am reading it and getting bored. This is only the beginnings of the to do list. I do however feel somewhat better that I have a list of things to do and can tick them off as they are completed. I am also looking at this list and thinking OMG I have a ton of stuff to do. Time to get cracking.
I want to wish everyone a fun and productive school year.