I try to be as positive as possible and I don't usually post just to vent. However, I have been sick to my stomach since yesterday. I have been going to my classroom for two weeks now and setting up. I'm one of a few teachers in my building that even shows up before the first day of school. I don't understand how these teachers can have a classroom that looks upside down and a mess on the first day. Anyway, we received Smartboards in the spring and they had pulled off our chalkboards and just left it as is. The walls were a mess, so I covered it up and decorated over it. I had asked the custodian if they would be in to fix the walls and nobody knew anything. So, I forged ahead and put up all my decorations and teaching aids and my class is basically 95% done. Well, I received a phone call from the custodian last night telling me that they are coming in to the classrooms this weekend and fixing the walls. I spent about 12 hours in my room getting it ready and set up and now they are going to rip down all the hard work that I did to make the room look great. I basically turned the two horrible walls into two bulletin boards that looked awesome. It frustrates me that they wait until now to get this done. We start Monday! I'm sorry this was so long. But I felt fellow teachers could understand and empathize with me.