Thursday, August 30, 2012

Making Myself At Home At Work

Although I am going back to teaching the same subject to the same grade level at the same school, I did have to set up in a new classroom.  I knew that making it as welcoming as I could would not only ease my students into a new year, but me, too!

I've spent several days over the past few weeks rearranging, unpacking, and decorating, and I can't wait to start fresh here next week.

The before:
empty ugly classroom

empty ugly classroom
And the after:

7th grade ELA classroom

7th grade ELA classroom
I always put my desk in the back of the room, so when I'm not teaching, I can hide back there.  Plus, being behind the kids during a test is awesome because they don't know if I'm looking at them or not.

new ELA classroom
Now I just need to fill up those boards with student work!

toddler chalk drawing
My favorite part of my new room is the picture JD drew of me.  This IS what I will look like on the first day.

kids on office chair
My helpers weren't really into helping.
Did you have a favorite classroom to hang out in when you were in school?


  1. So cute! And I would have freaked out if my teacher had been behind me during tests. I did my fair share of writing answers on the bottom of my shoe. You're very smart, Ms. Teacher.

    1. Bottom of your shoe? That is something I have never come across. Now I'll be checking ;)

  2. Looks great! And JT is an awesome artist. No wonder he was so intrigued when we were doing the Play-Doh sculpting that day. Maybe he and Anna will be art buddies when they grow up :)


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