I haven’t posted anything since before Christmas. Boy, did this first-year teacher need that break from school! I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a Christmas vacation more.
Now, I’m in the middle of second quarter report cards. In an effort to streamline the process, my Darling Hubby has developed a new computer program for me to make the third quarter report cards a breeze. Can’t wait!
Meanwhile, things in my classroom are back in full swing. And, we’ve launched the quarter with a new literature book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia series. So, to get the full effect, of course I had to turn my classroom into Narnia.
My ceiling is now hung with white lights and snowflakes (cut out by my students.) My Narnia bulletin board has a large-scale map of Narnia, a sparkly border and, of course, a lamppost. But, to enter this magical world, one has to pass through a wardrobe door. So…
You remember from this post how much I’m enjoying decorating my door. This one is simple, but gives just the right feel of entering an old wardrobe. I knew I’d created the right effect when one of my students exclaimed, “Wow! What a cool door!” as she entered the class on a dreary Monday morning.