Usually around this time of year, I start to see a bunch of wonderful, beautiful classroom pictures on blogs. They look so nice. And oh, my goodness - I just don't have that in me. So I have to say, I was a little happy to see this post by Second Grade Math Maniac where she "confesses" her classroom isn't cute. And then I read Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade where she says, "I'm Not an Interior Designer." Me either.
I know part of it's a time thing and part of it's a money thing.
So here's the real deal in my room for this year.
My new desk - which I'm really liking. I got all the important things in it - and the rest of the stuff is just inside my closet. The smaller size is going to work out great, I think.
Every time I leave school, I try to straighten up all my little messes. I usually get everything but this first set of desk cleaned off for some reason.
College Girl put up my ABC letters - I like the zig zag way she did this. And she didn't have to measure - what a time saver! Haha!!
And we have these horrible orange walls on one side of the room - I just ignore mine and cover it up with lots of student work - some people cover it with paper completely - I can't even imagine!
The other side of the room. I'll put out chairs on our work day - Tuesday.
I've made some stars that I'm going to put on the wall in the back of the room.
My cute little animals - now that's decorating!
So that's it. In a week or so, the walls will be covered with kid work. And hopefully it will feel a little like a second home to my little friends that are coming on Wednesday!