Thursday, July 26, 2012

The list continues to grow!

Okay... so here is the deal! After realizing that I wasn't going to be getting a job here in Rutherford or Wilson Co... and deciding to return to Montgomery Co. I have been SUPER DUPER busy. Now that I know for sure that I will be teaching Kindergarten again this year I have been crazy busy making lots of things that I should-a...would-a spent the entire summer making. Here is the list that I have been working on.... as it continues to grow!

1. Alphabet Cards
2. Number Cards
3. Behavior Chart
4. Rules
5. Door Decoration -- just gotta print, laminate and cut!
6. Buntings
7. Birthday Chart
8. Center Rotation Chart
9. Crate Seats
10. Table management boards
11.  Teacher Toolbox -- bought the toolbox today.
12. Teacher Planner-- ALMOST! just gotta bind!
13. Paint my student mailboxes.
14. Back to school student presents.- Already bought... just gotta put together!
15. Table Numbers
16. Pencil Holders/cans
17. 1st Day of school "Kindergarten frame"

I'm sure there are other things that I'm missing. So here is my plan:
Tomorrow: glue down my birthday chart and center chart and find somewhere in town to laminate it (while I am there I might as well get my teacher planner bound.); go get laminate and print and laminate door decoration; spray paint teacher toolbox.
Saturday: create my crate seats; paint and cutesify my student mailboxes.
Sunday: take seats out of the van and head to the storage unit to pack my van full of my teacher stuff.
Monday: head to Montgomery Co. to begin working in classroom. This will give me 5 days... well 4 because you can't count Staff Development day. Lets just say I am totally not looking forward to spending $150 in gas next week. Oh yea! In addition to setting up my classroom next week... The boyfriend and I will be looking for an apartment to live in so that we can move to Clarksville QUICKLY!

There is just so much to do! But I really think I can get it done! As long as I stick to my plan (or stay a little ahead of it).

So as school approaches I am left with a few jitterbugs! I thought I'd share them with you as part of Fierce in Fourth very first blog hop!
1) Will I REALLY get everything I need to finish, finished? And even if I do, will my team and my classroom parents and my new students like it? Will it all turn out looking cute? Or will it look bad? I really liked my ladybug theme last year... but I got tired of all the RED and BLACK! So I decided to spruce it up and make it BRIGHTER!
2) Will the first day be a success? Will I get everything I need done? OR will I run out of time? We are going to only 1 week of testing this year instead of 2 weeks... therefore, I have LESS time to get all of the testing done!
3)Will I remember what to do? When we are doing the first day orientation, will I stumble through my words? Or will I remember what to say? (Going back to the Tell Me More, Tell Me More linky-- when I'm nervous, I stutter.) Will the parents look at me and think that because I am so young, that I have no clue what I am doing??

So what are your jitters? What are you nervous about?


  1. I love your blog!!! I am awarding you the Versatile Blogger award!! Stop by and pick it up!!

    The teacher to do list never seems to get any shorter (at least mine doesn't)!


    All Things Teachery

  2. I hear you on stumbling over your words- I have been working on my plans and always write the first day out word-for- word. Its just SO MUCH to go over in a day! Good luck getting everything you need to get done, done. =)
    I am your newest follower! Please stop by and visit when you can!

    Miss Augustine's Kindergarten

  3. Cindy, my "to-do" list continues to grow by the second. I could go back and edit that list and add several more things! Lauren, I'm glad I'm not the only one who worries about stumbling over words! Thanks for letting me know I am not alone!

  4. I am happy to be your newest follower and I just nominated you for an award. Come on by to pick it up! I am a newbie blogger and would love for you to become a follower and possibly join my First Day of Kindergarten Linky Party Something tells me you have some GREAT ideas for the first day!:)

    Teaching with Z

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