I have been busy in my classroom. There isn’t anything much creepier than an empty school, especially when it is being cleaned and all the stuff is in the hallway and it is dark…and quiet. On the other hand, there isn’t a situation when you can get more done. The whole school is EMPTY and there is no one to distract you…no one to
So as I was saying yesterday, I covered THE WALL (see post here) and had an entire roll of shelf liner left. I couldn’t just let it sit there all lonely, could I? As I looked around the room, I remembered the area I painted before school got out- it isn’t finished, but I painted a section of the wall black and added the white.
I spent yesterday at school….working. I arrived with shelf liner in hand, but soon realized I needed to move all my furniture back where it goes, otherwise there is no way I would be able to concentrate on the task at hand. Once the classroom was sort of put back together, I started with THE WALL. See, I have this wall that divides up my
Do you ever just need a change? Well, I do. My room is sort of small, well…at the very least it is jam-packed with furniture so I am limited as to what I can move around and where. With that said, I got the urge to change my guided reading table. It is bright yellow…and had had some abuse/paint/stains. I was at TJ Maxx the
Or worse yet, an ugly view? Well, at my school we have a set of windows in the hallway right outside of my room that have a view to quite possibly the ugliest trailer in the world…it is used as a “closet ” for the janitor and is just horrid to look at every day. SO…I decided (with the help of a lovely parent volunteer)
Ok…so I worked in my class today (no AC…it was HOT!!) and although these are mostly things you’ve already seen..I’ve added some last touches that I think turned out great! I plan to use the board above and just below for attendance. The circles are pizza pans from the dollar store with wrapping paper “modge podged” on them! The kids will use magnets with their
I went back up to school and finished a few boards…I took a couple of pictures, hope you enjoy! =) This is my door…the pirate is painted. This is my bulletin board in the hallway…I put my own pirate kids…but (when I get my class list) will add my students pictures to the boat. And here is my data board…the tally chart shown is just
Here is a little mini-tour of my room…well, at least how it used to look. We finally have a new theme (ocean) so all this will be changing… well, not ALL of it, but you get the drift =) Anyway…one thing I wanted to point out that took me years to start doing is Painting bulletin boards! I like to freehand it, but someteachers use