Okay, today is Monday, August 4th right? Well our students return to school on the 18th, period. No negotiating, nothing. Only a tornado (God forbid) would stop that. My point of pain is... They have been replacing the a/c system throughout the entire school (for which I am truly thankful), but they were supposed to finish in time for a cleaning company to come in last week and clean up the mess. Guess what? They are still working on the a/c! My classroom is a former 2nd grade classroom, and because of the construction, the 2nd grade teacher to whom all the stuff that is in my classroom belongs has been unable to move into her new classroom! Therefore, I have of course been unable to move in or even to imagine floor plans! My dry erase board desperately needs repainting, and I am even willing to do it myself and foot the bill, but I can't because of the reasons listed above. Oh, and the paint has to dry for TWO FULL DAYS before you can mark on it! I only have 3 more weekdays in which I can work on my classroom. This coming Wednesday, I'll be in Dibels training all day. Next Monday and Tuesday, I'll be in new teacher inservices all day. Next Wednesday is another Dibels day, and Thursday we will FINALLY be trained in our brand new READING Curriculum! That Friday involves 1/2 day of meeting, and 1/2 day to get our classes ready. HAH! Okay, thanks for listening to my rant. I'm feeling just a little bit stressed, you know?