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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OH BOY---Here I go!

So, I've been in and out of my classroom a couple times this summer to drop stuff off.  But Friday was a different.  I had plans to put stuff away, organize a little bit, and just get myself a LITTLE more prepared for back to school. Sooo....I go in, walk around my room, walk around my room again...and continue walking around in circles.  I was a little overwhelmed.  I did video my room (first video I've done on an IPAD---so motion sickness warning)

If you want to see how my room is now, just turn your volume down and watch it again!  Yep, I walked in, walked around,  walked back out. I do this a few times before things get put away.  It's my process, it works for me----Don't  Judge ;) I did make a list of things I needed to get or do while I was in there.  I make lists for EVERYTHING.  It helps not feel as overwhelmed and calms my stress level. At the end of the year, I took down my labels on filing cabinets.   They were getting all wrinkled and worn.  I thought I'd redo those, as well as the labels around my room. Why do I label my filing cabinets and classroom cabinets?  Well, I've had two babies, and took a few weeks leave when my mom was terminally ill.   Having my room labeled has made it much easier for long term subs to find my materials.  I'm also like to share.  So labeling has made it easier for my coworkers to find things.  Not to mention, the kids can find those labels to read and use in writing if needed.  I made these labels for my room.  I'm not sure that they will help any of you, but I'm sticking them on here as a freebie, just in case. :)  You can click the picture if you need them/want them.
 I am ADDICTED to zebra print, hot pink and turquoise as many of you already know. Look at my blog background lol.... But my son (who will be in my room this year) said NO to the hot pink.  The first four labels are for my filing cabinet that no one hardly ever sees the front of (but me),  The other labels will be throughout the room.  That's the reasoning in the color differences. I also was thinking of the things I want to accomplish on the first day of school.  I think that My Back to School, Splat makes the top of my list.  Have you seen him?  I'm proud of him.  I am NOT a crafty person, but I'm happy with the way he turned out. 
I thought he was kinda cute, so I found these cute little cats and added a center to go with him.  You can click the picture below to find it in my TpT store.

If you've made it through this post (without me boring you), tell me....do you also go into your room and walk around in circles???? 


  1. I loved the video! It really makes it easier to see where everything in the room is. Thanks for sharing :)

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  2. Your Splat is adorable! Might have to suck it up and buy that packet for him alone...unless you want to sell him by himself!

  3. Getting your room together is an overwhelming task! The good thing is that we always manage to get it done,the majority of it anyway, by the time the kiddos arrive for the first day!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  4. Splat is so cool! I walk around in circles a few times and on occasion leave my room in total fear a few times before I really get in there and get down to business! I call it the Circle Tour...and like I said, sometimes I take several tours. :)

    A Pirates Life for Us

  5. You make me feel so much better! Thank you for sharing your room! I didn't take before pictures because there was just sooo much! I am in the process of ditching and organizing now and it is taking me forever! Love your labels! Thanks for sharing!
    Crayons and Curls


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