Every June we are asked to stack our chairs and push our desks and tables to the perimeter of the room because a crew will be coming in to 'deep clean'. The crew's idea of 'deep cleaning' and mine are very, very different, but that's a whole 'nother subject! We are also asked to post a floor map of how we want our room to be set up after the 'not-so-deep' cleaning. So I drew it and taped it to the white board. I wish I had saved it to show you what the room would have looked like had they looked at my neatly drawn map, but here's what I found on Monday:
The map showed nice little groups, not rows. The mess on the front two rows is my doing. I obviously unloaded some of my back to school treasures before snapping a few pictures. I decided I had to be color coordinated with my poly binders this year. LOVE the colors!
That world map that you see leaning against the white board has countries on it that no longer exist. It is probably close to qualifying as an antique. You can see my floor plan map taped on the board to the left of the antique world map. Proof that it was there!
Looking at this picture reminds me that I need to bring something to fix that drawer handle on my desk!
Ugh. I have work to do.
So this is my coffee view THIS Saturday as opposed to my view LAST Saturday. My kitchen table isn't looking any better than my classroom this morning. Can you find Waldo? No, he's not really in there, but you can see my life on this table. Receipts, a pile of papers to file...yea right, who am I kidding? nail polish, ribbon, a laminator, my Fitbit, unfinished projects, my iPad, a Really Good Stuff catalogue in case I need more really good stuff, and my car keys in case i find time to escape.
And I managed to escape! Our little town has a great Peddlars' Faire on First Street (our version of Main St.) My daughter and I enjoyed a stroll through the fair this morning and shared this:
I love funnel cake. I probably haven't had it in years, but it was as yummy as I remember it! I found this adorable scarf that I just had to have. It's covered with colorful books! LOVE it!
Ahhhhhh... aromatherapy. I bought these essential oil sprays. The 40 Winks For You is lavender based and the Serenity Now has frankencense, spruce, and orange. Mmmmmmm.
That's it for my Saturday Snapshots. Run over to Miss Nelson's to check out much more interesting photos!
Now to change gears. . .
What can you buy for 3 quarters? They've cut our monthly supply budget in half which means that I now have 73.5 cents to spend on each child in my classroom each month. The only thing we're given for supplies during the year are 2-3 class sets of Expo markers. Everything else comes out of our classroom budget: binder paper, construction paper, pencils, crayons, Xerox paper, etc. If it isn't a text book or a published consumable, then it's paid for with our classroom budget. 73.5 cents isn't going to go very far to keep these kids in supplies. Time to organize a pencil and paper drive!
I'll end this with a little bit of Gus. I'm going to miss hanging out with the Wild Ones!