Eagerly I started working in my classroom about three weeks ago so I would be ready before we started training next week. All went well and as planned and my entire room is set up and ready for children!!! :) The furniture is arranged perfectly, all wall bulletin boards put up and decorations hung. I was so very happy about this... for once I was ahead of the game! Then today....
The literacy coach at our school came into my room to introduce herself and looked around my room and said very nice things about how neat and organized it looked. Then the conversation went sour and went something like this....
Julie: You do know that you have to have an ENTIRE wall dedicated the Open Court reading series, right?
Me: Well, actually, no I did NOT know that.
Julie: Yeah, you need to have the furniture arranged in a way that will allow you to place all the necessary things on the wall that are needed for the reading series we use here.
Me: Hmmm.... (I had no idea what to say at that point)
Why the HECK did no one else bother to tell me that when they saw me working in my room these past many weeks.... live and learn!!!
This all would not be so bad except I am on my way to Mexico for the weekend to work at an orphanage. That just leaves me Monday through Friday next week... oh but wait! I have MATH TRAINING from 8am- 4pm all next week!!! So, I guess I might as well bring a few blankets and pillows so that I can make my classroom my home for the week. I might as well not even try to plan on eating, sleeping, or even breathing until my room is done. And boy is it going to be a long process. So much for trying to work ahead... ha!