Other than that, my mind has been pretty much solely focused getting ready for back to school. I swear that is all my brain thinks about. Everywhere I go and everything I do my mind somehow works its way back to school stuff and the enormous to-do list associate with it.
I am slowly, but surely working my way through the list. Most of the list is getting my room ready for next Tuesday night, "Unpack your Backpack" night. Students come in and bring all their supplies so they are ready for the first day. My room isn't 100% ready, but it is definitely coming along. Here is a little sneak peek at my classroom.
I have condensed the "mess" in the room to only my guided reading table. Here is a peek at that.....haha!
Once I am done finding a home for all this "stuff", all I need to do is finish my bulletin boards. I am sure I will find a million other things to do, but for now I am going to focus on that.
Also, you may noticed that I have whiteboards now in my room. I went to Lowe's and purchased shower board for about $11/piece. I bought 3 pieces and covered two entire chalkboards. I am excited about how much brighter the room is, but now my boards aren't magnetic. Here is a pic of my sweet hubby cutting the boards down to size. :)
Word of Warning: If you do buy shower board to replace your chalkboards be warned......tape (of any kind) tears it up. I love the way my word wall turned out, but a couple times I wanted to move the electrical tape a bit and it ripped off the white of the board. Then today I went to adjust one of the headers slightly and realized the masking tape also did the same thing. I don't know if this is because of how humid it is or if this is just normal. If I would have know this would happen then I would not have used the electrical tape. Oh well.....you live and learn. And now you all can learn from my mistakes. :)