In the world of teachers, August is the month when school really begins. In some parts of the country, many children go back to school this month but even if they don’t, teachers everywhere would have likely already started entering their classrooms in preparation for the year ahead. Setting up their classrooms is a huge part of the work of teachers; we have the peace and quiet without the kids to get everything ready for the beginning of school and to arrange things as we want to see them.
This is a big deal for me as well. This is only my third year of teaching. In my first year, I was a nervous wreck setting up my classroom for the first time. This year, while I am far more comfortable, I am still experiencing the nervous butterflies that accompany every end of summer season. One thing that I am, however, is very organized. Most teachers are organized in their own ways. I have everything prepared far before it needs to be done and I spend many weeks in my classroom putting things where they need to go and hanging things on bulletin boards. Being organized and prepared helps me feel less nervous and allows me to know what exactly is going to happen from one day to the next.
One of the things that must be done during this time is the inevitable purchasing of school supplies and party supplies. There is a teacher’s resource store not far from where I live where I am able to get most of my discount school supplies but as far as party supplies – holiday decorations and the like – I depend on a great website I found not too long ago.
From Halloween party supplies to birthday party supplies I am able to get everything I need for my classroom on this one website. The prices are lower than I have found nearly anywhere and it’s one stop shopping which makes it convenient and certainly easy. Now, I’m really ready for school to start!