I have two more days of school left and the kids are already done!!! Yes, I am a teacher and I love this time of year. The end or maybe it’s the beginning…
I am a super organizer! I went to dollar tree and walmart and bought all of these containers and bags to sort and organize all of my teaching stuff. What do I toss because I am never going to use it? What do I store? And what do I bring home to work on over the summer? Yes, we all work doing the summer, well at least the good ones do.
Today I finished cleaning my second classroom. Yes, I travel so I have twice the stuff to sort and organize! I do love it!
Tomorrow I start thinking completely about next year. Do I need to change my classroom expectations? What behavior system should I use? Should both schools be the same or do I need to differentiate? (Yes, to the differentiate.). What can I do better? What did my students like? What did they hate? Who do I need to reach? What did I hate? What do I need to buy?!!!!!!
Planning and organizing are my most favorite parts of being a teacher. I also love the fresh start we get each year. You can have a bad year and then try again until you get it right because teaching is a process, a journey through life that touches other lives.
My job is hard, but I love it. I build lives everyday. I create the world one 45 minute class at a time. How cool is that! In two days, it’s the end and the beginning.