Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Classroom...is a mess!

Here it is! Pardon the EXTREME mess! My aunt Kathy and I went today to move stuff in and work on my classroom. Jodi (the teacher whose room I am taking) is no longer going to be a classroom teacher (she is working as a literacy coordinator for the district). So, she left me.. a TON of stuff. I mean.. a TON. Which don't get me wrong, this is a huuuge blessing since I am a first year teacher, but a bit overwhelming! Some of it I am thinking "What is this?" "Will I ever need this?" etc. I don't want to get rid of it and then want it later. I really just want to be very organized.. but I am seeing that is going to take me many, many hours! I know it will all be worth it when I am done, remind me of that please!

My students sit at tables (thank goodness!) there ind. desk ALWAYS migrated throughout the day in table groups in student teaching, which drove me crazy! The only problem with these is the issue of storage.. I have little things to go on the back of their chairs though!

This was taken with me standing in the doorway

This is my window! I have two big windows like this, AMAZING! :) They look out onto the school garden, each grade gets a little section to work in!

Tons of storage.. these are all FILLED with things, mostly manipulatives. Once again..great..But I have to figure out some amazing way to organize it all!

Well that is it, hopefully in about a month I will have some amazing "after" pictures!


Amy said...

you can do it! I'm sure you will have a great classroom! Congrats on the job, too!

Laura said...

Aww you have a classroom! I know you will do amazing things with it!

Molly Black said...

You and I are one in the same at the moment just miles apart. I will have to send you the picture of my messy classroom. Love you

Amanda Fouts said...

Howwww exciting!!!! I can't WAIT to see your classroom finished!! I just know that it will be as cute as a bug in a rug! (or is that suppose to be snug as a bug in a rug? - o well you know what I mean!!)lol!