I'm continuing to feel overwhelmed with the amount of work I need to get done before school starts, but I'm making progress. As stressed out as I am, I have to admit the more I work on getting the things on my "to do" list done, the more excited I get about school.
Since I am not able to get into my classroom until a week before school starts, I'm doing everything I can to get things done at home. One of these things includes making different signs that I will hang around my room. Here are two that I finished yesterday:
I got both of these sayings from Pinterest, but made them myself using my digital scrapbooking software MyMemories. (Which I highly recommend if you are at all interested in digital scrapbooking! I have tried a couple different programs and this one is by far the easiest to use and the most versatile. ) Now I just need to get them printed at our local print shop. I have quite a few sayings or signs that I have seen on Pinterest that I want to make. Some of them are specific to math or science. Hopefully I can get them done and printed before I head into my classroom.
I'm still trying to figure out how I am going to set up my math notebooks. I started making sheets for my 5th graders notebook and realized if I continued to do it how I was doing it, I would end up making one for each lesson. Even as I type, I'm getting more ideas. It's a process that I know will all come together eventually. (And I know this year may be a bit of a trial year for them since I've never done them before.)
One last thing...I came across my newest favorite teaching blog. Head over to Making it as a Middle School Teacher and check it out. She has LOTS of wonderful ideas. Now to find time to look at all those wonderful ideas...