Saturday, August 30, 2008

Where In the World Is "Just Jamie?"

Three weeks ago, I never would have thought I'd be staring at the walls of my own classroom, again.  What a treat.  

Two weeks ago, there was nothing in this room but a ladder.

One week ago, I was able to get into the room.

5 days ago, I was allowed to put things on the wall.

3 days from now, the room will be filled with 20 first graders.  



It's a "portable," but it's brand new.  I hoped to get in this weekend and put some finishing touches up, but my room is so new, no one knows where the key is...ugh.  It's probably good though.  I'll rest up, catch up on 400 blogs (um, yeah), and spend time with my own kiddos who will be starting Junior Kindergarten next week!  Five full days.  Wow.  I know they're in excellent hands, but I really will miss them.

Sorry to have been so absent.  Hope all of you blog buddies are doing well.

33 comments:

Amber M. said...

SO missing you. But I'm glad you're preparing for your grand adventure!

Wish I could come play in crayons and glue with you...

CC said...

Wow! You did all that in 5 days?

And teachers at my school are sooooo jealous that you only have 20 students! My 1st grade teachers have almost 30!!??!!

Kristen said...

So glad to hear that you are getting so close to school. Sounds and LOOKS like all is going perfectly (minus the key of course).

How exciting!! And have a great time. Enjoy your last couple of days before you become Mrs. _____ to 20 new smiling little faces!

Lori said...

the room looks great! hope the first day of school goes well for everyone

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's beyootiful!

Those kids (and their parents) are going to be so happy when they see Miss Jamie and her sunny room.

Have a blast!

Denise said...

WOW! The room is beautiful! My daughter started first grade this year! I hope you have a fun and fulfilling time! What would we do without our teachers???? :o)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That looks great--your students are going to be lucky lucky lucky!
Missed your posts but I can see you have been very busy ;)

dkuroiwa said...

Your room looks wonderfully inviting!! Sure does make the elementary school teacher in me wanna come out and play!!
You can almost smell that "new crayon" smell, can't you??
Your students are so lucky to have someone so energetic and ready to open up a whole new world for them!!
Enjoy the time with your family...you know...before you all really get busy!!! :-D

Mel, A Dramatic Mommy said...

It came together beautifully! Have a great first day!

tommie said...

Love the look of your room. I love how you used that entire wall with that yellow background.

Kind of makes me miss teaching just a wee bit!

Amy said...

I am so happy for you. This room looks fantastic. I have missed you, but I know you are on to great things! Best of luck to you and your little ones!

Lindsey said...

Been missing ya! Course I've been a little MIA myself!

Your room looks great!

You are going to do great things sweet friend! What a blessing you are going to be!

Your little sweeties will be fine. I'm sure it will be an adjustment (for you all) but it will work out!

I'm proud of you!:)

Krystyn said...

Your room looks great! 5 Days? That's amazing!

Huckdoll said...

Oh Jamie!

I am so happy for you, not mention proud. What a huge decision but sounds like you've found your happy...I love that ;)

And you are a first grade teacher?? That is so admirable...much respect, woman!

Keep us updated every now and then, though I know it'll be tough. I'm also going back 5 days in a few weeks and I think the onlines will take the back burner while we get into a routine.

Best of luck :)

Karen said...

I've always thought the prep for teaching would be incredibly fun. I homeschooled for years and was so, so (too!) excited poring over books and setting up schedules. And I didn't even get to decorate!

Hilary said...

It looks so colourful and inviting. The teachers I've known over the years either loved or hated being in a portable. I like the idea of fewer distractions from other classes in passing and for fresh air blowing through when needed. Looking forward to hearing about your school year as it evolves... when you have time, that is. Best of luck to you. :)

chris said...

Good luck with the kids next week! What is junior kindergarten?

Angela said...

Now that is exciting.
Enjoy yourself

Jasmine said...

Wow Jamie! I am glad you are 'back to school'. I am just not there yet... I know I could be going back to school sometime (hopefully) soon, but I can't imagine leaving Leo and Diego yet! Ahh!
Have fun on your first day!

Cindy said...

Your room looks great! You've been busy.
Hope you have a wonderful school year!

Anonymous said...

how quickly you have become who you once were, but now there is so much more of you to offer your little guys. the room looks great.

Amy said...

The room looks great! My Emma just started first grade and is loving it so far.

Tiffany said...

Woo Hoo for you! What a cute room - you will be wonderful! I love how everything aligned and worked out!
Good luck tomorrow.

Burgh Baby said...

I find humor in the fact that you have "Positivity" area. Heh.

The room looks lovely, darling. I'm so excited for you to be going back to school!

Kori said...

Yo uare going to rock; I love the room.

4 Little Men and Twins said...

how exciting! you're going to be an awesome teacher!

brittany

Misty said...

Thinking of you everyday!

MoziEsmé said...

Just seeing all the newness gets me all excited! I always loved firsts of school - new notebooks, new books, new clothes, new everything!

Lisa said...

Looks AWESOME! Yay for you....lots of fabulous learning is going to occur in that room ;)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Twenty fortunate children and one wonderful teacher. Perfect.

Courtney said...

Your room looks like a wonderful learning environment and you will be and are a fabulous teacher!! Your students are VERY lucky to have you! love ya!!

Mary said...

Your classroom looks so fun :)
I hope everything is going well!

Wendi said...

You. are. amazing.
5 days?
I. am. impressed.

Glad it is all coming together.
I am so excited for you.
Good luck on your new class and in getting that key!