Friday, 19 September 2014

Back to School AT LAST!!!!!
Back to work AT LAST The longest teachers' strike in B.C. history is finally OVER!  We're able to get back into our hastily-abandoned classrooms this morning. Three days to put things in some kind of order for kids' arrival Monday. Not much chance of classroom makeovers here this year.....
We learned in mid-June after we were at school that it would be our last day on the job until an agreement was reached. I'm SO happy to get back to work!
Here's what my calendar looked like when I walked into my classroom after 3 months. 
It was like the education clock had stopped cold. And I guess it actually did. 

Here's my classroom looked like.

 This needed tidying, but THIS is a bigger problem:

While we were off I made a few things to use this year at school. I posted about Incentive tags here. Last week I finished up a bundle with tags for every month of the year. 
I also made a mini bundle of Fall tags:

Click  here to go to TpT if you'd like them.

Loving my laminating machine. It's getting quite a work out the last few days as I get things ready to go back. 

This is what my classroom looked like after a few hours of work today. It's surprising what you can do in a few hours.

It's much better, but I think I'll have some weekend time.  My so-called desk area still needs quite a bit of organization.  I got rid of my desk last year in a bid to save room. I was totally disconbobulated for a few months, but eventually came to love it. 


  1. I know you're glad to be back in the classroom! Love your monthly tags!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

    1. I can hardly wait to see the kids tomorrow! I've got a freebie tag on tomorrow's post if you're interested.

  2. Your room looks great, Debbie! I forgot to take pictures of mine:) I'll try and do that Monday.
    Organizing my desk was one of the first things I did; such a mess, haha!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Designs

  3. Have a ONEderful first day back!