Saturday, August 11, 2012

Why I have been MIA all week...

I have been getting my classroom ready...
This is one of the after pics... 
As I said in my last post it is that time again... back to school.  If I had only known as a child how much my teachers loved breaks. I mean really, I had no idea.  Don't get me wrong, I love the kiddos, but it is hard to go back after a long summer break...
For the past two weeks I have been trying to piece my classroom back together, after putting it into boxes in May.
Halfway through the first day... 

End of the first day...

End of the second day... not much progress.

After this point I guess I got tired of taking progression pictures, because we go from day 2 to day 9 ( I had meetings and other stuff so I didn't spend the whole time working in my room:)).
The front of my room...
Library area... ready to go!
I am proud of my pom poms... it is the little things.

We start Monday.  It is coming whether I am ready or not.  Come to think of it, as teacher I never feel fully ready.  There is always more you can do, more you can give.  I struggle with that.  Where do you draw the line when you feel like your job is never done?
Thinking and praying through this has made me realize I need to set some priorities for this year.
  1. Focus each day on loving these kids and helping them become good citizens.
  2. Taking time to pray over their desks each morning before the day starts.
  3. Knowing when to stop working so I can be with my husband and take care of myself.
I always want to focus on these, but I surprise myself how I will leave them behind when the curriculum gets rolling and I feel all the pressure of getting everything done!



  1. Your room looks great Stasia! And I love your priorities for this year! May have to borrow some of those from you :) Good luck Monday!

  2. The room is really great! I can tell that you are a wonderful teacher just from the way you set up your room (as I see it in the pics...I'm sure it's even better in real life) I'm praying that you will have a good year, and I KNOW that the kids you teach will be changed from daily contact with you. You might not ever see the results yourself, and you may not get the credit, but you WILL make an impact and somewhere down the road, the difference you made will bloom in the lives of these children.

  3. Thanks yall! It has been a great week so far! :)