I'm guessing many of you in blogland are much like me when it comes to setting up a new room. I am way too detail-oriented and the process takes FOREVER! Not that I'm complaining...I really do love setting up a new room.
I moved into a gigantic (to me) classroom, but since I will only spend half a day there, I will share with another teacher who teaches the same group of students. Normally this wouldn't pose much of an issue, but her curriculum is in a different language than mine, so I really only have half a classroom. We began by choosing bulletin boards and agreeing to the same bulletin board trimmer. I then spent 8 hours (yes, you read that right!) putting up fabric and borders. All those darn staples had to be removed first! Thankfully, I managed to get all of this done before I left for summer break.
Next came a two week road-trip through Washington / Idaho / Alberta / back to BC, during which I
stopped diligently into every dollar store and Walmart along the way relaxed and didn't think about school at all. Upon my return, I spent four days in my room, unpacking the mountains of boxes, moving furniture into place, and annoying the janitors for small favours. July is the best time to be at school. No one else is there and I can get lots done. I have this small problem of stopping to talk to people when others are around...
Anyhow, enough rambling. Here are some pics of what I have been up to.
|Entrance to the classroom. Still waiting for my whiteboard to be installed.|
|Monkey Student of the Week on top, listening station down below.|
|My still messy desk area. You can see one of my monkey curtains in the background.|
|Reading / Meeting Area - this part is mostly done.|