Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Classroom Reveal & MIA

Wow!!!  Where did the time go?  I can't believe how fast the summer went and it seems like yesterday that I was packing up my room.  However, it's the 2nd day of school and all I can say is...I MADE IT!  Now, if I could just make it until the end of the week.

I took a little break from blogging and stalking blogs.  Now, I'm so far behind that I'm not sure if I'll get caught up.  A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I took a mini vacay to San Antonio.  It was so nice to get away just the two of us.  Then we came back to reality and I feel like I'm buried 6 feet under.

Now for my classroom reveal, please keep in mind that I teach in a double wide trailer portable building.

Here are the BEFORE pictures....

No, you aren't seeing things...that IS a chalkboard behind all those desks!

Now, here are the AFTER photos....

Notice how many cabinets I have?  Count them...one, TWO...that's IT!!!  Talk about having to be creative with storage.

This bulletin board is set aside for the kids to bring in pictures of their family.  We talk a lot about how we are our own little family in the class, but we want to include our extended family into the classroom too.  Kiddos bring their photo & shares during our community circle time.  

That green thing IS a chalkboard, not a WORKING chalkboard...so I hot glue clothes pins to the board & I hang my anchor charts on them (also-the board isn't magnetic either)

Please don't look too closely at my classroom library.  I haven't organized it quite yet...just books put on the shelf.  Again...creative storage is the key to teaching in a double wide portable.  Yes, those are cement blocks holding up the boards and left over bricks from my house as book ends. 

Well, that's it...come on 3 day WEEKEND!!!!

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