Back To School 2015- Ramblings of a Tired Teacher

Friday, August 21, 2015
Teacher prep week is NO JOKE! There are so many meetings and things to do in order to get your classroom prepared for students.  I spent all week preparing my room and then only about half a day on lesson plans! Don't get me wrong, I have been mentally preparing my lessons and storing ideas in my head but putting them into words and gathering materials is another story.  While I am so excited to actually chew and savor my food at lunch, I think I have gained 5-10 pounds, because I have enjoyed lunch just a little too much.
Our faculty had a wonderful back to school photo scavenger hunt in order to get to know our new teams better.  At my school every grade level has new members except for second and fifth.  Our scavenger hunt was a blast and it allowed the teams to bond on a more personal level.  I cannot express enough how important a good team is to ensure a successful year.  I am blessed to be on the best team in the world! We have each others backs and we collaborate all the time! A good team can make even the most stressful day or week instantly better. I thank god for my team everyday!

 

This is one of the pictures from our scavenger hunt.  We had to find a statue of an animal.












We also had to take a picture of the team in shopping carts. We had such a great time with each other!











For the first time in 3 years, I have changed my classroom. I absolutely love Star Wars, so I wanted to bring my love into my classroom.  I started collecting years ago but that was for personal reasons.  I also got a few things for Christmas.  I was also very excited that I got to paint my room! Here are some photos of my new room.... (the bags on the desks are student supplies left at Sneak-a-Peak)



It just so happened to be at Disney during Star Wars Weekend so I meet some of my favorites and took pictures with them!




 The "Learn It You Will, Teach It I Shall" wall decal was made by Sara Patten on Etsy.  You can visit her store by clicking HERE



These cute little Math Jedi Posters can be snagged for free at this SITE

 

 
I bought the "Truly Wonderful is the Mind of a Child' decal from another seller on Etsy.  You can access this decal HERE









I am excited to start the new year.  The new year brings new beginnings and new challenges.  I am always up for a challenge and I look forward to trying new lessons and new technology tools so STAY TUNED!

Next Week- My blog will focus on using data and graphs to solve one-or-two step problems!

Have a great first week!

Peace-Love-Math
Jennifer :)

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