Adventures in First Grade

Monday, August 6, 2012

First Day

I'm baack!  I'm sorry that I haven't posted for awhile, but we were camping and the wi-fi service was spotty.

I really appreciate all the responses to my question in the previous post.  I was surprised about how many of you were able to work in your rooms during the summer AND the fact that you had keys to the building!  We don't have keys.  If we want to work on a weekend, we have to check out a key and then return it as soon as possible.  I didn't realize another world existed!!

The main reason that I asked the question was because of this:

This is what I walked into today.  And this is only part of the mess.  There were several skyscrapers of furniture off to the left.

Today was an "optional" workday.  If we didn't work today, we have to work on Election Day.

I got quite a bit accomplished today, but I was too embarrassed of the HUMONGOUS mess that always seems to occur when I am setting up my classroom.  I promise I will be back later in the week with more pictures.

When do you have your first teacher workday?

Happy Monday!!


  1. My first official workday/inservice is this Thursday. Kids start next Tuesday! Our school is used for after school day care/summer care so the building is open almost all the time. We can't get into the building either with a key!

  2. I started back today; got two bulletin boards done! Don't really have a classroom to set up, but my office needs some serious work, too.

    Our teachers come back next Thursday, so they still have some time. The unfortunate thing for them is the school hasn't been cleaned yet, so they can't come back early to get anything done before they actually report. Bummer!

    Sending smiles; so glad you got away for awhile!

    The Corner On Character

    1. Thanks, Barbara! Our school is similar. We can't get in until it has been cleaned, which takes all summer!

  3. Good luck with everything!! My first official teacher workday is this upcoming Monday the 13th.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. We start back for in-service on the 13th but those days are booked solid so it's 'expected" that we'll come in beforehand to fix up our rooms. So all this week I will be going in to tackle that chore!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten