Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TEACHING - first day of school

Good fences make good neighbors, right? How does that apply to roommates?

Don’t get me wrong, the reading teacher I share my room with is GREAT. She’s always helpful, loves kids, and is fun to talk with.

She’s just kind of a pack-rat. And, you know, she’s been at it for a while and so has accumulated an impossible amount of "resources." Plus, last year we got a new reading series with tons and tons of materials.

So it’s getting a little tight. Fortunately, I’m a minimalist. And I’ve always had at least two schools, so if I don’t feel like I want to carry it to and from my car several times a year, I toss it. In that way, then, Dawnette and I are a good match because she uses lots of space and I don’t use so much.
But then some things don’t make sense. I’ll let the pictures do some of the talking.
a week before the first day of school
Okay, so we're all getting set up, right?

How does your room get worse for the first day of school? How does it get messier?

Despite it all, I still had a group that day – on the other side of the room. It was fun to see a 10-year-old squeeze through.