The faculty meeting was productive. I didn't get a chance to do much work in my classroom, though, which kind of frustrates me. I would love to have a whole day in my classroom -- with no kids -- to just clean and organize and file and clean. There are a few corners in my room that get neglected from time to time. They've become "dumping grounds" for things that don't have permanent homes. Most of my dumping is confined to those spots, and I've gotten good at hiding them with my pocket charts (which are hanging on rolling garmet racks) or other large things.
I've added a new goal to my New Year's List. I used to send home monthly newsletters for the parents, and for some reason, I haven't done it this year. I'm starting this month, which means I should probably stop blogging for tonight and get my ass in gear. Time to type my lesson plans, weekly homework sheet and newsletter.
Welcome back to work, fellow teachers! Hope 2005 is good to you!