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Getting Ready!

on August 17, 2014

What a busy week!  I went to school on Tuesday for an extra duty meeting, so that I could meet everyone and get a feel for the culture of the school.  I was really impressed!  Everyone seemed so positive and excited for the school year.  They all were dedicated to making this year successful and were so welcoming and kind.

Thursday was our district’s first official day back for staff.  It was another day of meetings and more of the same positive attitude.  I really hope that this feeling lasts for a while if not the whole year.

Friday was a teacher work day and I just had so much fun setting up and decorating my classroom.  I don’t have any pictures yet, as it’s not completely done yet (one more work day on Tuesday to finish that).  I purchased a Owl classroom decor pack  and spent all Friday evening cutting out the detailed pieces and laminating them.

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They are going to be so cute in the classroom.  I mentioned last week that I am operating under the slogan “Outstanding and Wonderful Leaders in Speech/language.”  So everything is Owls.

I also wanted to do something special for my students on their birthdays.  I took this pack and this pack and combined them to make a special owl themed birthday bouquet in which each student can pick a “flower” on their birthday (or half-birthday).  I had quite the adventure trying to make these.  I had gone through the effort of combining the different colors so that there was a variety of options for the students to pick from.  They were sorted into nice neat piles, like this:

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And then my cat happened…

Who could imagine that this precious face…

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….could cause this level of destruction?

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But it all turned out fine and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.

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In addition each student will get a coupon to pick out a book from a Scholastic Book Catalog.  I work in a Title 1 school and most of my students do not have access to very many books, so this is my way to help them get more literacy in their lives.  I used this coupon but you could easily make your own.

I hope your preparations for school are going well and I’ll see you next week!

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