|Friday, October 21 was our first snowfall of the year,|
leaving all the trees covered in a thick layer of snow!
(Picture for your viewing pleasure - because I read blogs should have lots of pictures!)
Setting up a new classroom in a new school is hard work. Stepping into a new classroom on day 39 of the school year is exhausting! (Read: no time to knit!)
The previous teacher was "on a plan of improvement" and wasn't making those improvements. She was asked to resign. She didn't have very strong classroom management skills; the behaviors have been problematic, but each day is better!
Last week I awoke every day in the middle of the night (3 or 4 am) to complete that day's lesson plans. I've been told to just work on creating a classroom community and work on getting their behaviors under control.
The first weekend I went to school and spent 6 hours just cleaning and organizing the teacher area and trying to get a handle on things.
|Schedule cards printed from Teachers Pay Teachers|
Magnets on back for my white board
|The trees Saturday - it was so pretty outside|
I was stuck inside printing, cutting, and laminating
another break from the words, just for you!
Yesterday, I managed to pick up some knitting - I have only one more pattern repeat for Falling Leaves Shawl (no picture, sorry, I want to get this post up published).