So imagine how I felt when I realized that we were not getting Debbie Diller, the author. Nope, we got Debbie Diller's book! Don't get me wrong, I love Literacy Work Stations. I do. Great book! But, I've already read it, and begun implementing a lot of it. The presenter was great too - funny and energetic and really enthusiastic about bringing work stations to our district. She had a great power point presentation even. But, it wasn't Debbie Diller :(
I think that poor presenter could have juggled torches while standing on stilts and I still wouldn't have been impressed! Not to mention, if you've read the book, taking a workshop that explains the book and quotes directly from it, is not very helpful. It was like being given a tricycle after you've already taken the training wheels off your bike. Thanks, it was a nice thought, but I wanted a ten-speed!!
Well I got over the disappointment and looked at it as a refresher course, so it was all good. I got to spend a little time in my room this afternoon, but I still have a ton to do and very little time left! We're in meetings all day Wednesday and Thursday until 4pm. Then our Meet the Teacher night starts at 4:30pm! I am praying they keep the building open late tomorrow night, or I will not get everything accomplished!
Of course, I wouldn't be so worried if my teaching bff was not an overachiever who has come up with some of the cutest ideas! Her hallway bulletin boards are done and I snapped some pictures as I left for the day, take a look at this!
Excuse the pictures - the lighting is horrible in the hallway in late afternoon!
Those flowers are made from burlap and toilet paper rolls! How stinking cute, right? The wild things on the border are mounted on clothespins and will hold student work - at student eye level! Fortunately she is also the most generous soul you can imagine and has agreed to help me make the burlap flowers too! Even better - I already have a pile of burlap in my closet from a previous project! When she teachers me I will be sure to take pics and share!
Oh! I checked our kindergarten numbers and we are already at 46 - just a few more and I might get that 3rd kinder slot, cross your fingers for me that those little ones keep trickling in (before we split up classes tomorrow afternoon!) Alright, I am off to try to finish some of the many things I have to cut and laminate tonight! Have a great one!