|My New Classroom-First attempt at a panaramic picture. A little Picasso-ish but you get the gist.|
Every year I get antsy during July about the upcoming school year. Yes I know I am crazy. I should be relaxing and enjoying myself. I am a person who thrives on schedules and planned events but God did not give me the talent of scheduling and planning myself. School provides the structure I need. During the summer, I rest for a few weeks and then I start to crave the structure again.
So, I thought I would share with you my preparation for this coming 2015-2016 school year.
My first resource I would like to share is the Teacher Control Journal by FlyLady. If you struggle sometimes with housekeeping, FlyLady is your go-to resource. She provides a very clear cleaning schedule and de-cluttering schedule that helps you keep your sanity. FlyLady recognized that teachers needed help too so she created the Teacher Control Journal. Basically it is a binder system that helps a teacher get started for the year, organize everyday tasks, and tackle uniquely educational clutter.
I started this year by making my to do list for the start of the year. You can access the FlyLady's Control Journal here. I would encourage you to make it your own (this is what I did). You can see my personalized Control Journal here. It is a work in progress so it will change. Feel free to make a copy and personalize it for yourself. I will keep you updated on my school year prep.
What are you doing to prep. for the new school year?