I am D-O-N-E with summer school; hooray! Today began my one-week break before we are back for professional development meetings next week...and I spent six hours in my classroom today cleaning, organizing, putting away the messes from summer school, and beginning to get the room ready for the kids' return in two weeks.
I am most pleased with the overhaul I did of my reading area/classroom library. Here is a "before" picture from this winter:
Here are the "after" pictures!
I also got my small group area totally reworked, but no photos yet since I still need to get things laminated and on the walls. I'm hoping to do that tomorrow.
On another note, I have not done very well blogging and reading/commenting on blogs lately and I apologize for that. I am dealing with an ongoing crisis in my extended family which has me traveling to and from my hometown (an hour away) most days, so when I am home I am either beat physically and emotionally, and/or am feverishly trying to prep more for the coming school year. I am trying to do my best with replies and commenting. I'm hoping I will be able to settle into a more predictable schedule once the school year begins.