I was finally able to get the keys to my classroom today! I had a small issue getting in the building at first, setting off the alarm, but the secretary came to my rescue and now I know how to turn the alarm off and on.
It is overwhelming to walk into a new classroom in a new school at a new grade level. I mostly wandered around not quite sure what was the best first thing to do. I looked around to see what I had, which was a lot! It is a blessing that the previous teacher said she would leave me everything since I have next to nothing. But it is also hard to figure out what to do with all this stuff since I know I won’t need or use all of it.
How to make the room mine and not just a copy of the previous teacher’s will be interesting, considering all the leftover stuff, but down on the list at this point in the summer. For now I will focus on writing procedures, a discipline plan, prepare home visit materials, plan out the first week, and write out objectives. As much as I’d love to move things around and design my space, I have other things to do first! But once I get to making this classroom home I will definitely take more pictures and share the after.
Enjoy the first view of my room! This is how I found it today.