Friday, August 8, 2014

Five for Friday August 8, 2014

I shopped the big TPT sale..didn't everyone? You can definitely tell what subjects I'll be teaching this year.


Can I just say I absolutely love The Science Penguin's bundles! I would have bought all of them if I had had the money.
My old school went back on Monday, it was really weird to read all of the posts on Facebook. Parents were posting pictures of the kids first day of school. I worked at my old school for 20 years, 3 as an assistant and 17 as a teacher. It's hard to imagine that they are actually functioning without me! LOL  At my new school, I feel just like a first year teacher, I don't know what the procedures are, where things are located, etc... It's really a strange feeling. One of the teachers told me to laminate my stuff at Smitty's. I didn't know who, what or where Smitty's was. I found out yesterday it is apparently the district laminating place if you don't want to laminate at school. There are more teachers at my new school and I am trying to get their names and grades down, so far I'm doing good just to recognize that I have met them! HA I'm sure after a week or so of being in school all of these feelings will be forgotten. I  had a couple of teachers help me out yesterday, it was great! I feel like my room is starting to take shape, plus I have made some new friends!

Besides the classroom, I have been working on another painting project. I had a couple of bar stools that are still like new. I decided I would try to do a little decorative painting on one of them. I'm not really artistic and I don't have a very steady hand so I'm really glad to have painters tape!
So here's stool before.
Here it is after I painted it...
and then I added a few dots. I like the finished product!

Since I used the same paint from my classroom, it will match perfectly!

Tuesday evening, I met my best friend to deliver Delaney to her. She is spending the rest of the week with their family in Wichita Falls. as you can see she is having a great time! So guess where I'll be while she is having fun??? Of course, up at school trying to get my room together.

So I have been working in the room and even with the AC turned on, it has been very hot in the room. It is running and if you are right in front of it, you do feel cooler, but in general it feels kind of like a rain forest, warm and muggy. UGH! A work order has been turned in. I hope it gets fixed before school starts, I don't even want to think about how bad it will be after recess on a hot August day. I don't think a Scentsy will be able to fight that smell. HA! I haven't finished the room, but I thought I would give a preview. I still have a lot of things to put away. I need to work on some bulletin boards.  Plus I need to adjust several desks so they are all the same height.

From the front of the room, didn't notice the picture was blurry. : / I was going to do polka dots on the back of the red cabinets, but time became an issue. Plus once the shelves are full, you wouldn't be able to see them anyway.

From the back of the room 

I was so glad my rug fit in the room since I had only had it one year. I probably need to adjust the valances, but those windows are so tall, they may stay just the way they are! 

I'll be in new teacher orientation Friday and Monday, hopefully I'll be able to finish up in the time we have after meetings next week. 

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  1. Good morning, Kelly! I love the color scheme in your room, it is so soothing. I hear you about feeling like a first year teacher--I also don't know the procedures and routines at my new school! Where do I pick up the kids? How do I dismiss them? etc, etc. Ah well, it'll be fine ;)

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Bilingüe

  2. Your room is looking great! I think the colors turned out wonderfully. I hope it's a super year for you.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. I love your bar stool! That's very cute.
    Good luck with your start-up!
    Ruby Slippers Designs

  4. The beginning of the year is always overwhelming for me! I love your colors and the stool is great! I have some wooden stools in my lab that I may just have to paint!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  5. Oh, the feelings of not knowing the unwritten procedures and what not! So glad that your room is taking shape (love the paint and the bar stool), and that you are making friends. Here's to a relaxing (?) weekend!
    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  6. Your stools and your whole room look so nice! I bet in a week you'll start knowing name and everything else will just be falling into place and you'll be glad you moved! Sara