One of the things that I love about blogging is that it is really mostly a "positive" experience. So, I don't normally complain via my blog... but good golly Miss Molly was it HOT in my building today! We do have air conditioning, but it is currently broken. I went prepared with my summer hair (a big fat messy bun), a fan and lots of water. I spent most of the day filing and organizing my file cabinets (5). There is nothing pretty about my file cabinets (yet)... so I won't bore you with those.
I still have a lot of work to do, but I took a few pictures to share. I'll start with the before pictures of my room in the condition it was left for summer cleaning. All furniture is removed in the summer, but our AMAZING custodian puts it all back exactly like you want it for the next year if you leave him a map. He is fabulous!
|View from door - before picture.|
|view from my small group table - before picture|
|reading area w/my new curtains - I made them myself|
|One of my leveled book shelves - in the reading corner but hard to see in last picture|
|My new mobile in the reading area. I made this to match the new colors in my room.|
|my new magnetic board -love mod podge!|
|the back view of my fancy clipboard|
|my once old now new and fancy dismissal clipboard - front|
|math work stations|
|I don't have a fancy display, just a list posted here. I like to save as much wall/cabinet space as possible for anchor charts and student work.|
|I use large craft sticks w/student names in the library pockets. I will probably change/add a few jobs. I don't have a ton, because I like the students to be responsible for their own "jobs" in many ways.|
Time to link up and/or visit TBA to share/see more classroom photos!