What are the signs of a new school year? As you walk the aisles at Walmart you see colors, super heroes, and characters galore. Kids oohing and ahhing over new clothes, gear, and school supplies, dying to have the glittery notebook that cost $2.99 instead of a reasonable fifty cents. Receipts stacking your pocket books with things such as colorful bins, designer duct tape, and maybe even spray paint so you can spice up those old white drawers. DIY plastered on your Pinterest. Dreams of the most wonderfully, colorful classrooms that say “Welcome Students” we are gonna “Rock this School Year”!
Sadly though are checkbooks are balanced and can we say, broke as a joke! Can’t wait for that PTA money to come through so I can buy that fancy new whiteboard and flexible seating that everyone so dies over these days.
So when you finally get a moment to yourself, kids with Grandma, you decide it’s time to venture over to your classroom for a little rearranging, heavy-lifting, and dusting galore. You walk in looking at the mess that so drastically appears. Where am I going to put that? Uh-oh that is gonna be a hiding spot, can’t do that! Ouch! There’s a new bruise! The battle scars of pushing, pulling, and grunting your way through boxes, bookshelves, desks, and tables. Well I won’t need my workout today!
When you finally get to a resting spot, which you have no choice, because Grandma called and their on their way, you look around at the view. Oh how it is so nice to see such hard work in front of you.
My classroom progress revealed! Can’t wait to hear about your signs of a new school year!