first day of school!
Of course, there's been tons of preparation leading up to the start of the new year, but there's always more to squeeze into the weekend before that first day. Today I was getting everything finalized, making a few posters for the first day, printing nametags, and putting the finishing touches on my ridiculously detailed and lengthy first day plan. The plan is for tomorrow to be organized, engaging, smooth, and exciting. But it's also going to be just plain cute!
Throughout the year, I try to spend most of my energy making sure the work is rigorous, meaningful, differentiated, and interesting, but I must say--I just love me some adorable clip art. There's just something about little tiny turtles (our class is the turtles!) crawling along the alphabet that absolutely cracks me up.
"Get it?" I'll want to ask every single child walking into the room tomorrow morning. "They're turtles! Climbing the cute, cartoony letters with their cute, cartoony legs! And we're the turtles!" I'll try to refrain, but will be very pleased if I get a couple of giggles out of that sign. Oh, those little cartoony shells just get me.
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