You see, in a sense, I am starting all over again as a new teacher; and still have a classroom to finish putting together (however, that’s tomorrow’s project), so today can still be spent on things such as blogging, preparing baseboards to be reattached to kitchen walls, and tonight’s mystery activity. I’d go into attention-grabbing detail; however, it will undoubtedly make for an interesting read at some other time with an element of mystery left to it.
As I type this, I look at the baseboards which still have to be painted and sanded. I must admit, I’m putting this off as long as I possibly can. Why? Mostly so I can punish myself all day with it…it’s like when your parents sent you to clean your room, and the job that should have taken you only twenty minutes you somehow managed to successfully stretch into hours of torturous punishment
The baseboards can wait. Readers cannot.
As I was saying previously, I am feeling a bit leery with the whole new school year thing. Nightmares have already begun, bouts of depressive anxiety are plaguing me with relentless vigor, and a genuine thrill thinking what the new year holds in store is slowly awakening from the ashes—this alone outweighs the others by far.
During the course of the school year I have a website that I use. Some of you may have frequented this site on occasion, while others remain sadly oblivious to the said site existence. I am here to educate you, and hopefully, you are here to help me out.
But what can I do? I live in ________ and you are clear over in __________, teachinfourth. How is it possible that I can help you this year with your classroom?
I am so glad you asked.
You see, I plan on sending out letters (and perhaps doing a few home visits) on Friday of this week; amongst the items in said letters I have a website scavenger hunt. This is a way for students to familiarize themselves with available online resources, as well as a way for them to have a little bit of fun.
If you would like—and have the time—I have provided a link to my newly-updated website as well as to a PDF of the scavenger hunt I plan to give to my newly-arriving class. If you should find yourself bored over the next day or two, please take the time to complete the hunt, or just poke around the site and let me know what you think.
However, remember that this is an invitation and not an expectation.
By the way, I need feedback by tomorrow.