The first day of school was today. Even after 6 years, I still get the jitters on the first day. It’s just unsettling when you don’t know you’re kids and you’re about to spend 9 months with them. So intimidating.
I’m happy to report that the first day went well. My kids seem pretty solid and well behaved. I give them until Wednesday to start showing their true colors. Ha!
Here’s a little tour of my classroom this year. I should do a before and after when the year is up to show you what 8th graders can do to a classroom. It’s pretty amazing.
A little chalkboard on the door for notes and directions.
Classic book covers to decorate the closet door.
A little student station.
A white board and a word wall. Essentials in the English classroom.
I got crafty and covered the shades with fabric this year. They look SO much better, but don’t roll them down because you’ll see the old shade…
I love this bookcase!
My little work station.
Not too shabby! I love this time in the school year when life is full of possibilities and excitement. I’m trying really hard to hold onto this feeling for as long as I can.