I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' today for Must Have Monday for Teacher Week!
I tell you, as someone who just moved into a new room, where the SmartBoard is sitting in the warehouse, awaiting the techie guys to come install it, my main must have is for that work order to be fulfilled! I did not realize how much I rely on my SmartBoard until I tried to teach on Friday without it. Sure I have a ton of cds on hand, but it's so much easier to just go to my youtube play list for all those brain breaks, phonics or math songs! At one point, trying to keep them occupied while I went over bus lists with our counselor, I even had them doing The Itsy Bitsy Spider (with gorilla and ant versions for good measure)! Had my SmartBoard been installed I could have quickly put on a phonics sound and allowed them to get in some review time while I conversed with the counselor. (and here's hoping there are no similar interruptions today - I swear I had 20 people tromping in and out of class on Friday for one thing or another!)
Other than those two issues, I have all I can wish for - 22 happy, relatively well behaved firsties, a beautiful new room, an actual schedule and great coworkers! I am excited to start this week! Have a great Monday everyone!