I know it seems early, but today I spent the day finishing my classroom for the upcoming year. I always enjoy the look of a nice, fresh classroom . . . but I'm really not ready to think about getting back into the swing of things just yet. We had a longer than usual summer vacation, and I think that's just made me more lazy than usual for summertime. I moved my desk to a new spot for the first time since I moved into that building in 1998. I was also able to get rid of 5 desks, so no more 35 kids per class this year. They tossed one of my bookshelves, so I'm down a shelf. I'm also missing a trash can. I think that I'll go back to work tomorrow and take my camera. I always put classroom photos on my class webpage. I forgot to take my camera today. After that, I'm not going to set foot in my room until I have to be there on the 30th.