Monday, August 6, 2012

First Full Day: Some Progress

Today was my first full day in my classroom. I had a few hours on Friday, during which I placed the furniture. Several times. I moved the Guided Reading table to the right corner and the computer table to the left. Then I moved the computer to the right corner and the Guided Reading table to the right. And then I did it again. Twice.

I am so indecisive. But I finally settled on the layout below. 

But then I had to choose fabric for my bulletin boards. I had a few pieces from before that I like enough to reuse, but for my larger boards, I decided to be stubborn. "No." I said. "New school, new position, new fabric." So I spent about six hours collectively searching for fabric with my sister-in-law. We went to Wal-Mart, JoAnn's Crafts, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, and Wal-Mart. And I only found one. Today I went back and settled on another. Ridiculous.
My sink. At least this sink is beige and blue. My last sink was orange! How terrible.

Meeting area for teachers. The far bulletin boards will be covered in yellow with blue border, I think.
My guided reading table is in the far corner. You can't see much. A big box of books is resting on top.

I put up the blue fabric I had (on top of the blackboards) but I forgot my handy dandy glue gun, so I only stapled across the top. My mini classroom library is below it.



This is the front of the room. Mess.

So tomorrow I should have somewhat a room. It's the second full day: the day when things begin to look like a room. I will say that it's taken me less time in the literacy lead position to set up my room than it did as a classroom teacher. But we'll see. I don't really know. I may be working on my room all week. Except that what I'd rather do is get mine done and help teachers do theirs, if I can.

How's your room coming?
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3 comments:

  1. ugh, the first day in is always the worst isn't it? If someone filmed me on that day, they would think I was crazy, going from project to half-finished project around the room. At least you were able to make some decisions! I like the blue with yellow border--those colors are always so happy together.

    I can't wait to see your room day 2!

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  2. I just had my first day in my room...I'm excited to head back tomorrow! Luckily, I had 2 helpers today. Now I'm on my own... :)

    The Science Penguin

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  3. I'm also indecisive! I drive myself crazy. Today I couldn't decide on border for my classroom. I mean.. IT'S BORDER! It should not be a 30 minute decision... and yet... I walked around the store forever before I finally settled on something. :)

    Room is looking good. I've spend the past two days painting. I will play musical furniture tomorrow.

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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