I checked last week. . . my room hasn't been cleaned yet. Giant relief! I can't do anything until it's clean. . . yay! That was last week. . . this week, I'm panicking.
I do, thanks to my excellent team, have the first 2 weeks of lessons planned out. I thing down. . . 200 to go. AUGH!!!!!!
Ok, deep breath.
I am super excited to read Pete the Cat's new book Rocking in My School Shoes the first day of school. For the past 10 years I've read the Kissing Hand and then we do a tour of the school looking for Chester. This year we are doing a tour of the school while looking for Pete!
If you haven't seen the new book here's a sneak peek <3
The tour is always crazy insane. . . trying to keep track of 24 kids who don't know hallway rules or understand my expectation yet and whose names and faces I don't have memorized yet. . . oh boy. BUT it's fun and the kids enjoy the hunt. I'm always super surprised how many of them TRULY believe we'll find Chester. : )
Here's a Pete the Cat freebie for you. (Includes tour of school cards, first day certificate and coloring page) I found out my kiddos get art this year so I updated the tour. If you've downloaded this from my TPT site you might want to download it again (I can't post it on TPT anymore. . . long story. . .copyright laws blah, blah, blah.)
Click Pete to get your copy:
Ok, off to get something school related done. . . maybe I'll start my "to do" list. That always makes me feel better plus I LOVE checking things off the list!
Head over to Rubberboots and Elf Shoes linky for more great Pete the Cat ideas!