Well, here it finally is...one day left before I go back into my classroom. I have the first 3 days of the week to get my classroom together, and the last 2 days are devoted to staff development... ughhh. Anyway, I am finally going to get to go in and set up what I have been visualizing since I left the room in June. I've been so jealous of all of you who have had numerous opportunities to go into your classrooms . What can I say... I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED to start the new year!!! The kids start Sept. 5th, and boy oh boy am I nervous! I have been sitting on my fiance's computer for the past 3 days finishing up things that I will need for this upcomming week. I made alot of signs and decoratives this year... This year I really want my room to reflect my style- Flashy and colorful. I am slightly disappointed because there were some things that I wanted to purchase but could not afford, but I guess I have to be happy with what I was able to get.Something is better than nothing, right? I am still waiting for my behavior chart to come in the mail...the theme is bees. In the meantime, tomorrow I will make up a quick traffic light system just incase my order does not come in on time. You never know. Well, I have only planned for the first week, but I will force myself to sit down and make a generic plan for the second week...I say generic because I am sure I will meet with the other teachers to plan, plus, everything in my school (and for anyone who knows the NYCBOE) is ALWAYS tentative. Not only do I go back to work this week, I also start my LAST 2 semesters at CCNY. I have class Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:30 to 7. Not too bad. Atleast I'm done writing my thesis. AND, I will make it home in time to catch Big Brother on Tuesday nights!!! Oh well, now I will try to relax because I was not able to sleep last night- that's how strong my anxiety is already!!! It won't last though- I give it until the 2nd week of september and I'll be sleeping like a baby. Goodnight All!!!