Saturday, September 5, 2015

Celebrate - I get to teach at a brand new school!

What a week!
3rd grade planning meetings, at school and at Starbucks (to get away from the construction noise).
County assessment training.
Interviewing because more kids are coming and we need 2 more 3rd grade teachers.
Beginning and ending of the day staff gathering to hear the building updates.
Open houses moved to the Middle School because building not quite ready.
Training on how to use the SmartPanel, how to use the furniture, how to open the moving wall into studio space, how to take online attendance.
Some trainings while the fire alarm was being tested.

I celebrate the amazing and flexible staff I have joined to open a brand new school - Discovery ES in Arlington VA.

I celebrate that it is only Saturday and it is a 3-day weekend.

I celebrate all the efforts by architects, construction workers, furniture delivery men, mulch crew, janitorial cleaning crew, volunteer parents, and my staff.

I celebrate that on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 I get to guide a group of 22 third grades for the first time ever in Room 212.

I promise we will honor all the hard work spent to build our school and will learn well at Discovery.


  1. Best of luck with the new school!!! I love the name of it! :) Beginning of the school year is always crazy...this is ultra-crazy!!!! Can't wait to hear more!

  2. Hope you get plenty of rest this weekend because your work week sounds likes it is very busy.

  3. You're off and running! Sounds like a great staff, Sally.

  4. How exciting is that! I can't wait to hear of the adventures of Room 212!

  5. Have a wonderful year in this new space!

  6. Room 212, your room is a palindrome! Your week was filled with flexible adaptations. My old school is being remodeled, and we have a library where the student center used to be and a gym in our former library space. I love that you celebrated all the people who helped so that you can start on Tuesday. Have fun!