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August 19, 2010

Where did the summer go?

I can't believe that it is already the end of August and I will have students in my classroom in a little less than a week. I feel so unprepared and scared. I was told today that I would have more students added to my class roster. Eep. I only have one extra set of books. Hmmm. Where will we put little Johnny and Suzie? Maybe in the closet.
I may sound a little stressed. But in reality, friends and family have been VERY supportive. Cutting out laminate, coloring file folder games, coming to school and rearranging the furniture. Assisting me in putting up bulletin boards, posters, papers and more. I think I might have broken into a million pieces and a bucket of tears without them. I never realised how hard it was to put up a bulletin board by one self until I tried to do it. Add a gimp hand into that equation and you get one frustrated teacher.
I also did not realize how much money went into fixing your own classroom up. I tried to make some things... But after that one incident with the tissue paper and the glue I decided life with a gimp hand qualifies a girl for added expenses. Staples and the Utah Idaho Map and Supply Store have grown accustomed to my face and my spending habits. But I consider my habits pretty tame considering most of the items I buy are on sale. I know another intern who has already spent $1500. Yikes!
Summer is fading and my freedom is fading with it. Time to get ready for a whole new adventure!