Teachers preparing classrooms for school year ahead

Teachers preparing classrooms for school year ahead

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Teachers and administrators have been in and out all day getting ready for the school year and say that students have an exciting year ahead. Teachers have been working non-stop this week by reviewing plans with their principals, preparing their classrooms and decorating in anticipation of the first day of school.

"I've been laminating like crazy, hot gluing everything," said Amy Clemens, a 1st grade teacher at Orange Grove Elementary Charter school."

At Orange Grove Elementary Charter School, the theme for students is learning is a treasure. Teachers are integrating it into their curriculum.

"The first book we are going to be reading is Pirates Past Noon, which is a Magic Treehouse series, to get the kids excited about the new year," said Janet Laborde, a 2nd grade teacher.

For teachers moving into a temporary location for this school year, there was a lot more work to do. Teachers say they are working extra hard to get everything ready for students by next week.

Students of Harbor View Elementary will use the former Stiles Point Elementary building while their school is rebuilt. Victoria Ahearn will teach the same group of students she had last year.

"I'm very excited. They're looping up with me from 3rd to 4th grade," Ahearn said."So it's good to have the same group. Even though we're moving, I still get the same group of kids."

With students coming back next week, teachers say they've got their hands full and they're excited and nervous at the same time.

"I feel like I've got a lot to do, but we have five days," Ahearn said."So, I feel like it's manageable to get it done."

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