I have two second grade teammates. One is very supportive of me and guides me well and the other is the one who tells me that National Board is a waste of my time.
Earlier this week, my nicer colleague asked me if Mrs. Principal had said anything to me about positions for next year. I said nope, I didn't think anyone knew anything. I did tell her that I had sent an email to Mrs. Principal and said if she HAD to move me, at least put me back in 4th or 5th where I am comfortable. But truly I won't be upset to stay in 2nd either. I do miss big kids...but I also am enjoying 2nd grade the longer I teach it. If I teach it again next year, I can imagine how much better I can be in tightening up my routines and teaching to better benefit my students and myself. I had to chuckle because during this conversation, my colleague said, well you can't go back upstairs because they don't like you up there. I was offended and like "what?!" (and know that it is not in this person's character to be so mean!)...then she smiled and said "I'm totally lying but we want you in 2nd!" At least someone appreciates me!
I started to move my room around yesterday. I didn't think to take any "before" pictures until after I had already started moving things...not that it was much different from earlier in the year. I have allowed parts of my room to become cluttered and messy. And it's on my nerves! So it's time to remedy that. I had to leave to pick up Middle Child from play practice so I didn't get to finish moving everything but I'm quite happy with what I have done so far. A few more changes here and there and I should be set. I usually move my room around at the end of March, at our last PD/Records day before Spring Break. This year I didn't...and I'm doing it now. If I like it and it flows better, I may well keep it like this next year if I do end up teaching 2nd. I will take pictures once I am done with it. My room has such a weird flow that it's hard to pick a design and stick with it.
I have been slightly productive today. I registered my domain name for my publishing house (helpful that I already have one for my classroom so I just had to add one) and created a logo at VistaPrint. I'm excited about it. If all goes well, I will be ready to publish my musings by September or October. I need to get National Board finished and behind me before I can really spend any time tackling finishing this project. I'm beyond excited about it.