For many school districts, today will be the official start for teachers with students coming back on Wednesday. In reality, teachers started during the summer months getting their rooms ready. They have spent many days working on unpacking their materials and decorating rooms that were stripped and cleaned during the summer. Speaking from experience, it is a lot of work to get classrooms ready for a new school year. It takes time and patience to redecorate rooms that were packed away for the summer months. At the same time, it is exciting and refreshing to begin new. August is back-to-school time to enjoy that new group of students that come into your room with high expectations for everyone. It is a very busy time but rewarding time.
Enjoy your first days of school…Don’t forget about Harry Wong’s Book called The First Days of School. Excellent resource!