Thursday I was super excited to get to school because the only thing that we had to to was write class lists... then the rest of the day was mine to organise my classroom and lesson planning! Unfortunately there was some issues with my laptop choosing not to connect to the school network, or allow me to save to a flash drive so I could take my documents and print them on another computer. When I finally figured it out it was time to set up for the Prep Family Barbecue - a "Can you come and help for a half an hour?" that turned into hours of setting up marquees, moving chairs and hay bales and scrubbing the bbqs so we could use them (worst.job.ever!) until the families arrived. Sigh... Goodbye Thursday!
Friday rolled around and was filled with drama - we had an information session with new families to the school that went hours longer than it was supposed to. I was able to spend a few hours in my classroom but because it had been used for the interviews and then the bbq all I really achieved was cleaning and tidying. Things aren't looking like I wanted them to for the first day of classes... but what can you do?
Amongst all of that I went and bought a new car, found a unit to live in by the beach and purchased some classroom treasures from the dollar store. This afternoon I am hunkering down to get some serious lesson planning done!
I hope everyone else had an amazing first week back!
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