^This Girl got married Friday!
(Yes, that is Friend & Me at Disney Land senior year in high school dressed like 5 year olds,
complete with princess backpacks...)
In other news, I tried running today for the first time in 3ish weeks! [Side note: Running at night in summer is all fun and games until someone gets a bug in their nose...GROSS!] While I was so happy to be out there and moving (my legs have literally been ITCHING to run lately!), unfortunately I still had some aches and pains. The good news is that nagging shin thing that I thought was a stress fracture was totally fine (phew!). The bad news is that the ITs are still tight, my hip flexor is hurting again, and my knee's hurting more in the miniscus area in addition to the IT band area (PT doesn't think that's a big deal tho--let's hope not)...soooo that's all fun. I'm trying not to be bummed out because it could be worse--a stress fracture would for sure be worse--but it's definitely not fun. Oh well. I plan to take another week off and try to loosen up these muscles (especially the hip flexor! what the heck!), and I will give it a shot again next week.
Today was the first day of Summer School! When my alarm went off this morning, the single thought in my head was, "WHY THE HECK DID I SIGN UP FOR THIS?!?!?" After the first day, I think it's going to be pretty painless. I'm coteaching with another teacher which is SO nice, plus there are only 12 kids in our class! Why aren't all classes like this?! Because summer school is in a different classroom, I've been able to work in my room little by little without worrying about it being functional for the time being. When I came in a week or so ago for the first time, I was greeted with this...
HIT ME IN THE SKULL, some of the scariest split seconds of my life have taken place in my classroom...YIKES!
Anyways, the furniture is pretty well arranged now, but there is still SO MUCH work to do. Today my project was to tackle my cabinets. Since last year I have been organizing and reorganizing them in hopes of coming up with a system that makes sense and maximizes space. Well, somehow today this involved me taking EVERYTHING out of cabinets and throwing it all over my room...
Messy Desk :(
Neatly labeled math manipulatives
More math manipulatives plus math and literacy series & materials...
My favorite purchase (which was totally unnecessary) was a set of cute magnets with the names of subjects on them that I plan to use for my homework board. They are adorable! I figured if I was this excited about them, even though I totally don't need them it's worth it. :)
Have you started setting up your classroom yet?
What impulse buy have you LOVED? Regretted?
ORGANIZING: Love it or Hate it? I love it, but HATE the mess that tends to come mid-way through!