There’s just under two weeks left until the school year officially begins here in Victoria.
So far I’ve kept my holidays pretty much that: holidays. It’s really important to recharge, and what I’ve learnt over the last few years is to take that time to not worry about my classroom. It will still be there when the year begins, and if it’s not 100% done, the world will not end.
Today I had to drop off things I had in storage into my classroom and I took this before photo of my room (mostly because I know I’ll forget to take a before photo next time I’m in!). Most of this stuff is mine, although there are some things that belong to last year’s teacher – it’s always hectic to move things at the end of the year, so we’re pretty accomodating.
Later this week I’ll be going in for the first of two preparation days that my team has organised. We plan on going in together to make it more of a positive experience and to ensure everyone’s on track with what’s going on. I may go in one extra day – it just depends if I’m happy with the amount of work I get done.
I’m super excited about my classroom theme for 2018, which I’ll hopefully reveal to you late next week. What I can say is that it’s based off an idea from a whole school initiate we’ve been rolling out over the last 12 months and I can’t wait to show you the bits and pieces I’ve made to put up.
Do you have a theme for your classroom that you’d like to share?