Whether you are a first year or 25 year veteran teacher, preparing for the new school year is all the same. Your tool belt includes a staple gun for the bulletin boards, tacks to pin up the over-the-table desk tags, label maker to mark those crayon and pencil bins, brand new sharpie markers to label the turn in trays and folders for the students, and the sticky tack to hold up all of those signs you just bought at the teacher store.
“Let’s Go Team!”
At the elementary school level, it was also very important to have a theme.
Not having a theme meant you were fair game in the teacher’s lounge.
“Did you hear the news? Mrs. O’Donnell doesn’t have a theme and the school year is set to start in five days!” GASP!
Do you know how many animals or sports teams a teacher can go through in a career?
I’ve been the frogs, owls, O’Donnell Slammers, and even the O’Dizzly Bears, just to name a few.
After all of the preparation, it was time to meet your students at Open House. Even though your body was sore and tired, it was ready to stand and meet your students and families and welcome them into your classroom and life for 180 days.