I don't have to tell you all that I am beyond ready to get into my classrooms!! Oh, I love our custodial staff (and will be making them some little treats!) and I want to shout "FINISH MY ROOM NEXT!" I can't do that! I AM going to sit back and be patient and wait...so while I wait, tomorrow, I am taking my kiddos to the mall that has the teacher store! I told them that we are going to play putt-putt at the NASCAR speedpark so they'll hopefully let me shop some first!
Tonight, I had a GRAND thought while I was sitting in the drive-thru line at the golden arches...since I have to be away from my classes for the first week and a half, why not VIDEOtape myself talking to them. Then, that takes a little pressure off the sub to make sure they cover EVERYTHING I want covered on our first class meetings. Wow, wow, wow! Now, I'm even MORE excited and ready to get my rooms set up so I can call "ACTION!"
The drive-thru line was CRAZY, so I pulled up Evernote on my phone (lifesaver that app is - I tell ya! If you don't use it, you totally should!) and I started typing out a script for my back to school video lessons. So excited, I am beyond words! Now, if only I had an iPad, then I could do my video without having to use my phone...sigh, and dream a little dream. Okay, I'm back!
Here's my awesome find from the music teacher blog-o-sphere! Mrs. Swedburg at Made for Music Teachers has created some awesome funky Bach chickens and they are so going to go outside my door at the 3rd-5th grade school! Here's a link and here idea came from Mrs. King at www.musicbulletinboards.net (Mrs. King has some awesome things on her blog and site also!) I think that's all I have time for tonight - HUGE storm booming outside!
Happy shopping to me tomorrow! Yay!
This blog has been created so others can follow my adventures of returning to a music classroom! I spent my first year out of college as a Middle School Band Director, then as the Music Associate at my church for five years. During that time I decided to make a change and began pursuing my Master's in Library Science. I spent five years as the Media Specialist at a primary school and deeply desired to return to my true calling. I've been given that chance in two elementary schools and I am really excited!