Friday, August 2, 2013

August Currently... Already?!?

Well, it happened. My first first day of school nightmare. That can only mean one thing- it's time to get my rear in gear!

Every year I have a different version of the same nightmare. It's the first day of school, I show up late, nothing is prepared, I'm stressed and crying and rushing around... it's, well, a nightmare!!!

So I thought, what can I do to ease my mind? Link up with Farley for this month's Currently! What else?! :)

So, my husband and I were supposed to move into a new house in July. It fell through. We found another house and are now in the middle of what seems to be never-ending negotiations. Meanwhile, we are renting our house out to tenants and becoming landlords for the very first time. Our things are in storage and we have no certain closing date. I'm trying hard not to lose it. All of this is happening as I'm trying to get myself ready for school! To say I'm about to pull my hair out is a massive understatement. But, I've got my big girl panties on and a forced smile on my face!

To get myself prepared for the first week of school, I always update my classroom management plan and script out my first three days (at least). I brew some fresh coffee, get cozy in front of the computer, and think and type away. I list out E.V.E.R.Y. procedure, routine, and material we will be using in the classroom and think about how best to spread those introductions out over the first week. I type up a classroom management plan that explains everything in detail for myself and a condensed version for my students and their parents. I plan out every single minute in great detail for the first week of school. A separate post on my management plan and first week scripts will be coming soon! Once those things are complete and my room is in order, my nightmares will subside! *hopefully*

I'm off to a family reunion this weekend and I'm going to try to relax and enjoy these last sweet days of summer!

Head on over, link up with Farley, and tell us what's going on with YOU!


  1. Hi Kelly,
    That's awful that you have those dreams!! I hope you are able to relax this weekend. Sorry to hear about all your house husband and I plan to move NEXT summer, so we'll see how it goes. I also write out my first few days in detail and need to get moving with that.

    Literacy Spark

  2. Kelly,
    If your family reunions are anything like mine, you will be feeling like a super star afterwards. And by that I mean you will be thinking "am I related to these poeple?" Good luck with your moving situation!

  3. That plot twist poster is awesome. I should stick that in my classroom! I understand the moving bit; you definitely have a harder time than I do right now. I changed jobs, and now, I get to finally, live with my husband! So it'll be some moving, crying, screaming, and throwing of things, but it'll get done! Good luck with that!

  4. Hey Kelly! That plot twist picture made me laugh a lot! haha! I always dislike this part of summer because half of me wants to relax and the other half wants to get into the classroom! Good luck in starting up the year.

  5. House hunting, moving... so stressful. Good luck with it all. May you find something fabulous quickly.
    Grade 4 Buzz


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