So I wake up this morning like a 5 year old on Christmas Day. It has been quite some time since I woke up before the dog begged to go out. I took Bailey out and got ready for the day. I loaded the car (it rained last night) with everything from the apt. that had to be moved to the new class. Then I sat. I was waiting for my friend with a larger car...plus the school wouldn't even be opened yet. So I finished Daily 5 and watched some news. Finally it was time to go see my new room.
I pull out of the parking lot and I don't even make it a block before I realize....I have a flat tire. I pulled into the coffee place near me and proceeded to jump up in down and about kick the tire...like that was gonna fix it! Luckily, a very nice guy set down his coffee and offered his help. I was so greatful!! However, that still meant it had to be fixed...you can't really lug around a bunch of boxes back and forth on a mini-tire. So after shelling out way too much and waiting 1 hour 1/2, I had new balanced and rotated tires and I was ready to move in.
The building is gorgeous! There are exposed pipes in the ceiling - red for hot water, blue for cold. The ceiling of the media center has giant tinker toys and a huge skylight w/ remote control shade. The floors have overlapping boxes of blue, yellow, and orange. The classrooms all have a wall that is brightly painted one of the key colors and the cabinets are all purple or green. I had new materials - textbooks (not sure how I feel about these!), 6 tables, a horseshoe table, TONS of math manipulatives, pocket charts, sentence strips, and things were still piling in!