Meet the Teacher and Deja Vu Again and Again

Every year it’s the same thing.  I promise myself that I will be ready for Meet the Teacher (2 pm on our work day) and I have everything put away and be sitting calmly at my desk working on lesson plans. 


And every single year I fail.  This was going to be different, however.  I had some new systems in place, I had left my room in better-than-normal condition in June, and I just “felt” that this was my year. 


I still ended up with bins of stuff that I had to hide.  These are two of them.  I was too embarrassed to show you the other places I stashed things.

I was able to get a table set up for community supplies JUST in the nick of time. . .

And I did get my introduction letter, my “getting to know you” sheet, and an information note about our writer’s notebooks ready.  “Welcome to 4th grade” pencils have name labels and are parked at each desk.

So when the doors opened at 2:00, I was ready–at least to the innocent bystander!  I love this day–former students (I like to refer to them as “survivors” in front of my new students) come back to visit, I see siblings, and get to finally place faces to names for my new herd!  Instead of getting tomorrow off, I will be back at school trying to put a little more away and getting some planning done.  Back in the trenches for good on Tuesday!  Hope all of you are doing well . . .