I keep seeing all of these teachers who have totally finished their room before school has even started. We've been back 4 days and I'm still not finished. We couldn't get back into our rooms until the week before school started. I think I told you about the construction going on at our school. They took up all of our tile and I guess that was a bigger job than they realized. We are going to be on concrete until we move into the new part of our building. Our custodians take a lot of pride in our school and they put wax on the concrete trying to make it look as good as they could.
Our school is in a big district (Oklahoma City), but we are a very small school about 235 students. We have 12 regular ed teachers. This year we got 2 Teach for America teachers, plus a new 1st grade teacher and a new special ed teacher. when I would go up to work, I would find myself trying to help the newbies instead of working in my own room. I really like the new teachers, they are young and excited about teaching. I'm NOT young, but I'm excited about teaching too, so I have adopted them whether they wanted to be or not. lol
Well, I could say a lot more, but it is late and we have Open house tomorrow and I need to type a few things for that before I go to bed. So I will leave you with a few pictures.
I made a bunting to hang in the hallway. I put my class roster on sunbursts . I have some more buntings to make, but I haven't had time to do them yet.
I made a welcome sign to go outside my door. I used the sunburst theme again.
I loved the frames everyone had made for the first day of school. I got a frame 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby. I painted it and made the signs to go with the other things in the room. I put the signs on Velcro. I thought I might use the frame for other things like maybe birthdays. This is my daughter "modeling" the frame for me.
After I took all of the pictures, I took the sunbursts that had their names on them from the hallway and put them with their picture on this bulletin board. I also have some sunbursts that have adjectives like energetic, creative awesome, etc... that describe 1st graders on the board.
I have some pictures of the room to share, but it will have to wait till later.