This last week has been an absolute whirlwind of activity! In one week, since rescinding my Leave of Absence, I have moved back into my school, completely set up a classroom for second graders, gone to an after-school training on literacy testing (DIBELS training), met with my wonderful new team numerous times already, helped out at the PTSA barbecue, and now have taught these terrific little kids for two days.
It’s been a heartwarming week for me. It’s amazing how it all came together and how so many people helped make it happen! My daughter (the artist) put together the most beautiful bulletin board I’ve ever seen. A fellow teacher gave me 1/2 day of her own time to help me move furniture, clean, and set up my classroom. One of my new students and her mom came in to help organize my class library, and put the chaos of books into beautiful order. And so much encouragement has come my way from everybody at school. Then on Tuesday the kids arrived, and the real magic began.
I have been reading this week despite being very tired at the end of the day (second grade teachers don’t sit down!), so I’ll get back to posting about books soon. And I’m anxious to get back to each of your blogs to see the changes and what you have all been up to this week!