Technically, we are finished with TWO full weeks of school, but this is our first complete weeks with students.
It has been a looooooooooooonnnnnnnngggg week.
Students aren't the only ones that have a hard time being back in the confines of four walls. Teachers have that problem too. Well, at least
For the most part, my students have been pretty good this year. So far. In seven days time. We are already deep into our first novels, taking quizzes, working on our writing skills, and correcting our grammar mistakes.
I decided this year to change the look of my room. (If I have to be in here 9 or more hours per day, I need to love it too, right?)
Before school started I took the hodge-podge 'furniture' in my room and gave it all a paint-job-in-black.
|Sorry for the blurred pic. The only thing left to paint is the shelf in the background. AFTER.)|
I had the school summer-help paint them cream color over the summer.
They are building on to our school, and my room is about 50 yards from the addition. It makes for a very interesting day.
On the first day of school my part of the building was without electricity (construction worker error). Hence, without air-conditioning. I live in Oklahoma. It is above 100 degrees most of August.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (today) we have been without plumbing in our part of the building. Well, technically, part of Wednesday and Thursday we were without plumbing anywhere in our building (once again construction worker error). We had to go to other schools (middle, elementary) to "use the facilities". Really. I don't joke about potties.
Like I said, it has been a very long week.
But I have a cute (and getting cuter) room, a pretty good bunch of kids, and a great subject to teach.
Here's to what next week brings!!