After spending a day scouring some amazing 'teacher' blogs and having been inspired by some friends who have been writing their own, I've set myself a challenge to become a little more 'tech' savy and journal all the fun I will be having in Prep this year. One blog a week is my aim...lets see how I'll go!
So here begins the New Year and with it comes some renewed energy. Having spent the best part of yesterday and today in at school, all the 'back to school' preparation memories have come flooding back. After spending over an hour hanging up my alphabet chart (pulling it down twice..) and still not being happy with its position...I'm left wondering, though I think I already know the answer, which parents will realise this task took the best part of my morning. Will they notice that I made a heading - 'Welcome to PKK' but it took me half an hour to decide which font to use?! I'm tipping they wont blink twice at the shapes posters that took up most of last night at home, or the 4 hours I've sat in front of the laminator to make sure the posters last the whole year! Those who aren't teachers (and might I add...mainly those from the male breed!) are sure to scoff and say......can't you just pick any colour/font/layout. Well the simple answer is NO. The small things like this matter, especially when you have to look at them all year! This part of the job is the one which I do enjoy, but get disappointed that the majority will never know just how long it all took.
I'm off to search for some daily timetable pictures and fonts.....see you in a couple of hours!