First thing's first. It's classroom set up time and for those of you that have been following, I am opening a new school this year. I definitely needed to start my day with a great latte and breaky.
I had a lot of boxes to unload! My furniture (teacher desk and student tables) isn't here until tomorrow so I spent the day filling and organizing cupboards and sorting my author study books into bins.
Ugh...don't you just cringe when you know you have a million books to sort?
Me too! So how did I get from this stack of boxes filled with books...
To this, in about 10 minutes?
It has to do with my new librarian Deb! I told her I had to sort tons of books and she said, " No you don't have to do that! On your very first library day I will teach the students about how a library works and genres and all you have to do is get them to bring the bins of books. We will all sort them together. That way, they will have buy in and want to keep them in the correct bins." Brilliant! Now this may be tough on all you, shall we say, "highly organized" teachers such as myself to cope with for the first day of school, but I've decided it's worth it for the buy in. It'll hopefully save me cumulative hours of fixing and reorganizing through the year.
Looking forward to seeing what day 2 will bring!