Updated Nursery Plan:
I think I have finally figured out what we’re going to do with the nursery! I like posting these emerging ideas so I can look back and see what I was thinking versus what we decided to go with. I decided to pick out a fabric and make the bed skirt and bumper instead of buying a bedding set. I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted for an affordable price, so decided I might as well pick exactly what I want! My (and I say “my” because it’s not really the baby’s until he gets older) nursery is inspired by this room:
The fabric we picked is similar to this (sorry don’t have pic yet), but has some blue in it. The bed skirt, bumper (one side of it) and mobile will have the fabric design (no golf balls hanging), but I plan to just buy the sheets separate – just plain, solid colors that match the colors in the fabric. This way it’s cheaper and I can change it up using different colors. I plan to have just cream or brown floor length curtains (same color in fabric) that can cover the entire window (it’s really big) or be pulled back if I want. 2 long black framed mirrors will go on both sides of the window. My mom bought me a handsome clock from Kirklands that matches the furniture perfectly that I hung above the door. She also had a wonderful idea of what to put over the crib. I’m going to put 3 thick black frames (about 1.5-2 ft by 1.5-2 ft) lined up in a row over the crib. In each one, there will be a black and white picture of the baby after he’s born (so yes, they will be empty till a couple weeks after he’s born). I’m so excited about the nursery! It will be very calming and handsome looking! I’m just not a big fan of typical baby stuff…this way I can add in child like decor once he gets older! It totally goes with the rest of our house decor! Now all we need is a name! I would love to get a picture like the one below of his name and put it somewhere in the room.
Back to Work:
Well, my comp time is coming to an end! It’s comp time for me and not “summer break” because I’m getting compensated for all the extra hours I put into the regular school year and did not get paid for. It’s that time of year again…sad for it to be over, but excited for a new year! This is exactly why teachers need time to recover…2 months ago, I would not be so excited about a new year.
1. Excitement to see work friends again!
2. Going up to school to stare at my room and wonder what the heck to do for at least a couple hours before I even get started 🙂
3. Wait anxiously to see what students I will have this year! By all means, these are practically your own from August to June!
4. Excitement to see my old students from previous years!
5. Buy name plates, borders, supplies that you need, but don’t get, etc… and google new school year ideas!
6. Stress about how in the world I will get it all done before “Meet the Teacher Night!” Especially when your 3 page to-do list keeps running through your head during professional development!
7. Figure out a better discipline procedure for the classroom – seriously it’s never ending! In my day, the paddle worked from year to year! Just kidding 🙂
8. Find a cute welcome back bulletin board idea (that I will leave up for 2 years because I spent so much time putting it up) 🙂
10. Anxious and nervous feelings for that first day when twenty 8 year olds enter my room and I seemingly forget everything I’ve prepped for the previous week!
I love being a teacher! It really is a blessing! Here are some funny comics I found: