Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Can't Believe I'm Saying This, But...

...I think I'm almost ready!

School doesn't start for 17 hours, and the Montessori room is pretty much ready to go! I have a few more things to do (I have to finalize my circle time plan for tomorrow, I have to put the finishing touches on a couple more PL activities, and I have to make a poster and cupcakes for my middle daughter's third birthday tomorrow), but I'd say I'm about 97.5% done! As a procrastinator extraordinaire, this is a major accomplishment for me. Typically, I'd be working until 3:00 in the morning (rationalizing it by saying that I'm a night-owl, anyway), and I'd go to bed disappointed and kicking myself because I hadn't planned ahead.

So instead, I'm going to toot my own horn for a second (please bear with me :). I often get discouraged, thinking that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," that I'll be a procrastinator forever, that at this point in my life I just am who I am and I will never improve. But this is real, actual, visual proof that I CAN change and I CAN do better. Woohoo!

Here are some shots to document what I hope will mark the end of my procrastination days:









If only I had taken some "before" pictures so you could see what the room looked like when I started (let's just say that Maria Montessori would have been mortified!). More about how I managed this miracle transformation coming soon...

9 comments:

Making of a Montessori Mum said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! I am sure you are all going to have a great first day.

(:

jojoebi said...

wow it looks great, I wish we had space like that!

Heidi said...

Wow this is beautiful! Excellent work!

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Koko's mama said...

It looks fantastic! I am also a procrastinator. The baby is due anytime but there is so much clutter everywhere. But at least the Montessori room is ready....

Have a wonderful and blessed first day of school!

Montessori Moments said...

Wow,
Looks beautiful!
Do you have it set up in your living room?
How does that work with the little ones?
Do your children have a separate playroom somewhere too?
My little one is 13 months and the two I do preschool with are 3 and 4.
the classroom is set up in the basement, but it is not very bright and fun to be down there.

Susana said...

Wow! I love it! Eye Candy, Eye Candy, Eye Candy galore! Thanks for sharing with us. We'll be starting a co-op next week in the garage. You give me hope :)

-Susana
http://www.montessoricandy.com

Felicia said...

Wow! Everything looks great!

Karen said...

Wow!! It's beautiful!!! What a space, so neat!! LOVELY

Paul and Ines said...

beautiful, beautiful!! Isn't it great to feel presentable when lesson plans & songs & groups & what to do firsts??? are running messily through our head :)

Maybe it's just how I feel..then I take a deep breath & collect & present.