I got up at 6:30 this morning, packed the car, and headed to the school to start organizing my classroom. Unfortunately, the custodial team is behind schedule and just waxed the floors of our hallway. I guess they were pulled for other duties last week according to one custodian, so now they have to catch up. I’ll try again tomorrow.
Our custodial crew is awesome, by the way. They are courteous, personable, and industrious. The gentleman who is assigned my area asks daily what I need and often asks how his work is; it’s always exemplary! His son was a student of mine about five years ago, and we’ve always been able to chat and help one another out.
I think I need to start the year with a plate of goodies or something for the crew.
If I could offer any new teachers out there some advice: treat the support staff well. You will need their help frequently.