The Back to School Dash!

I walked into my classroom last Thursday for the first time all summer! If you know me.. this is kind of crazy!  I had not seen the inside of my classroom ALL summer! I had been filling my brain with all of the amazing professional development I was getting through ISTE, Podstock, and DENSI2012.  


In other words, my brain is refreshed and I am excited to start a new year!  Before I can start a new year, however, I must get organized.

Things I will be doing/or have done:

– go through google reader and unsubsribe to blogs that have not been updated in a year or more.  I know this sounds tedious (and it was!) but I follow almost 300 blogs! During my lunch break I use the app flipboard to read through all of my blogs.   I enjoy following blogs, because most of the time they are not blocked within the district and they usually have great pictures to gain ideas from.

-I have downloaded the expensify app so I can keep better track of my travel expenses.

-I am cleaning off my desktop (not the real one, but the computer one!) Do you have hundreds of folders on your desktop? I find that right before school starts I like to start fresh and organized.

-I have already set goals for myself for this year.  You can find more about them here at my Busy Bee Blog.  Although teaching is hard and time consuming, I think that it is so important to SHARE what we are doing!  So, I will be blogging at least every Monday (if not more)  I also LOVE reading other teacher’s blogs and watching videos of how classrooms work or are organized.  I don’t want to just take, so I blog and keep up with a youtube page so I am giving back too.

What do you do to prepare for Back to School?  I haven’t even mentioned all of the AMAZING Discovery Education Network resources that I am going to be able to use!



  1. Max said:

    I feel inspired to get more organized, too. Thanks, Andrea! (…And way to go with Expensify)

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