Earlier this summer, my 13-year-old daughter fell while carrying a young cousin and a niece. Her fall resulted in a Liz Frank sprain, a boot to be worn for 12-16 weeks, and a referral to an orthopedic specialist. With the boot, she is at least mobile. Yesterday, she agreed to help me organize my classroom for a little while. While there, we managed to set up my computer and retrieve books and binders from the locked cabinets, moving them to the bookshelves where they will remain for the next 10 months or so. She was such an amazing helper; walking back and forth across the room for me several times while I scooted around in an office chair. A fellow teacher also came in while we were there to check in on me and see what she could help us with. I am extremely blessed.
My room is nearly ready. I still need to find 2-3 more desks and rearrange them into groups. I was going to be using groups this year anyway, but now I am hoping that they will also make traveling about the room easier. That'll take care of the organization part of getting my room ready.
Now to get on to writing some lesson plans and finalizing plans. Countdown T minus 9 days until the first teacher institute day.