Oh my goodness!
It's August 1st.... a day that always makes me panic.
I realize just how few days are left for me to prepare for my new crop of third graders.
While watching the Olympics last night, I worked on my word wall.
I had been putting it off ALL summer long.
( On a side note.... does anyone actually turn their head the other way when the announcements are made on the news about the Olympic results BEFORE the events are ever broadcast later that evening? I try, but I just can't. I have to find out... then I am able to watch the events a little more stress free because I already know what's going to happen. I often do that with books too. After reading only a few chapters, I often skip to the last chapter just to see how it ends before reading the rest. Sigh!! )
I am embarrassed to admit that I actually took down my word wall last winter as I was doing some classroom redecorating. The word wall was plain. It was just a blue background in which words could be added to this background using velcro. ( It was so BLAH and did not match my classroom colors.) My new word wall will be located on the wall below my bulletin boards. This is generally empty space, and a great new place for the word wall.