We all know little kids get ready for school in the same fashion as most of us did growing up... buy new clothes, new kicks, a new Jansport backpack, a cute new lunch box, school supplies, 25 different Hello Kitty erasers that you won't use because they are too cute...no? just me? But how to teacher's get ready for school?
WE WORK! And to make matters worse... they don't pay us for any of this prep time. NADA! They give us only ONE paid day to come in and set up but that day is also filled with Staff meetings.
Why do we subject ourselves to this madness? My friend Matt will tell you how it is....
Money is not my motivation for teaching... it's TEACHING.
A week or two before the school year begins, you can find teachers cleaning their classrooms, putting up paper and posters on the walls, organizing materials, and putting books in their new homes. What, you thought classroom fairies did that for us? I wish!
|Trip# 3 of 5 I have to make with my materials|
Unfortunately, the teacher who was in the room before me left a lot of stuff packed into the cupboards. Guess who had to clean that out? Luckily there were some much needed materials that I didn't have to buy.
After almost a week of cleaning, organizing, and getting my new materials, this is all I have to show for... a few bulletin boards and clean cupboards. Lord, help me.
I'll show you the finished classroom when I'm finished.
Truth be told, I'm still a kid at heart though. I can't wait to wear my new comfy kicks...
|The teacher Mary Janes|
And carry my cute new lunch bag!
And best believe I've been building my new teacher wardrobe!
- What do you remember about getting ready for your "First Day of School"?
- What kind of backpack did you have?