Thursday, August 30, 2012

Starting off another school year

One more weekend to go before school officially starts!! I'm super excited about meeting the children that will be bringing the classroom to life! This last week, I have been arranging and decorating the classroom. Here are some before and after photos--
Before
My husband helped me move in some boxes!
Day 1
On the first day, my friend Daphne helped me put up bulletin board paper, string lights and fabric.
My mother-in-law gave this to me. A calligrapher wrote the word 'teacher' in Chinese and framed it.

After
The classroom library...if you look in the corner-its a tank with red-spotted newts, Lucy and Ricky.
The dramatic play center. Much thanks to Ms. Sandner for keeping my old dramatic play stuff from a year ago! It felt so nostalgic opening up boxes.
The computer center
The rug area
The block center

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor day weekend! Our first day of school will be Thursday, September 6th! :)

Also, I updated the blog's web address to: www.msesthersclass.com, though if you go to the old link, http://msestherprek.blogspot.com-it will automatically redirect you.

It feels so good to be back :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Update-Next year

I hope everyone is having an amazing and fun summer so far! Can you believe it's already August and it's a month away until school starts? I don't think it's hit me yet! Sorry for not updating the blog recently-I've been going to New York City every other weekend and just catching up on a lot of things!

I spoke to some of you about where I might be next year and such and I got the word today from my principal at The Active Learning Elementary School in Queens, NY that I will be returning there! :) I am so excited about being able to go back. After a lot of thought and conversations with my husband, we both feel it best that I return there to teach. Professionally, it's the best choice for my career. I absolutely loved teaching prek especially with the extraordinary class I  had this past year and I'm going to bring back everything I learned from them and take that with me to my future kindergarten classes! I'll still be coming back up to Albany every weekend and holidays/days off so you may still see me around the neighborhood! As always, you can always email me for anything-even if it's just to say hi!

I wish everyone lots of luck next year in kindergarten! :)