Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Final Product

First let me say that I started off the day today feeling really good. Our house has begun to return to its normal routine. Two nights in a row, we've eaten dinner together all three of us (at the table no less!). Jacob's been in bed before midnight and up before noon (thanks in great part to tennis practice:) But then the day went downhill.
1. I called for results of my bloodwork done Monday morning...normal, normal, normal... Cholesterol 225, Triglicerides 606 *gasp* yep - couldn't even figure my LDL they were so high. I guess it's diet and exercise time for me *moan and groan*
2. Got to school and worked diligently all morning to attach student's names to the desk with contact paper (not the first time I've done this) - only to discover after lunch that they had all come loose.
3. Found out one little boy I'd really looked forward to having in my class wasn't returning:(
4. Went to lunch with the other teachers, had to wait forever, felt like my time was wasted.
5. Came home feeling terribly behind and like I'd never be ready.

Then...My beloved husband suggested we go back after dinner so I could work some more. So now without further ado - my after pictures - I warn you there's a lot of them!
This is from one corner to the opposite corner - AR computers, Math/Science/SS/Art centers.
Main door to the classroom, calendar, desks, books.
Teachers desk (that's mine), filing cabinet, cupboards.
Library center, work table, and most importantly - my devoted helpers!The teacher at her desk - Allan has taken over the camera:)
Worship area: Bible, Catechism, devotion book
Armor of God - found this in a drawer and thought it was too cute not to put up!

Our Art book comes with art prints for each unit. I LOVE these!
My Center Assignment chart. Time will tell if I have any idea what I'm doing!

So now, at bedtime, I'm much more content and less stressed than I was before dinner. A big, big, BIG thank you and hug to my husband for being so understanding and thoughtful - Love you!


Constance said...

AWWWWW!!! How neat! Now all you need is bright-eyed, enthusiastic kids to complete the picture!

Anonymous said...

Back to school time is the REAL New Years!

Emily H. said...

Wow, you've been busy! It looks great!

Jules said...

It looks terrific!

It brings back memories of my days at Lutheran elementary school. There's just something about it. ;)

Good luck when class finally starts up again! I hope you have great kids.

Anonymous said...

Good luck!!

Mrs. Darling said...

Your classroom looks lovely. It makes me get the itch to return to the classroom myself.

Goodness, I hope you can get those tryglicerides down. That is not good. Wishing you all the best!

Special K ~Toni said...

It looks fabulous! You and your helpers all did a fantastic job! I hope the students are as eager as you!

Mammy said...

Nice job girl! If only I were so organized.

I understand about those bloodwork numbers and trying to get them down. I've changed my alot in the last year or so. Now if I can just shed those pesky extra pounds.