Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where I Teach

I am linking up with Blog Hoppin' for their Back to School 2014 link party. I have been crazy busy since my last post on August 4th. I found out on Aug 7th that I would be starting my school year in my old trailer from last year. I am supposed to be in this trailer for about two weeks. My new trailer is ready, but it has not been delivered yet. Our school is under construction and our Commons Building should be ready by next week. (Yes, school started on Monday, and no, the cafeteria is not ready yet. We have been eating bag breakfast and lunches in our room and will continue to do this until it is ready!!) 

I had a few days to work in my room before I reported to work last Monday. My mom, dad and brother came and helped me get the trailer ready really quickly. I still have a lot of my stuff in boxes and will not unpack until I am moved into my new trailer. It didn't take us very long to get the room ready, because a lot of my stuff is still in boxes.

We started with our students yesterday and I am happy to say we have survived the first two days and everyone has made it home correctly! Yesterday I went from having 22 students, to 25 and then back down to 23. I had 3 brand new students register yesterday that were added to my class. We have many parents that wait until the first day to register. I also had 2 students that were out of our attendance zone that did not end up staying. The first day is always so hectic, but I have a really sweet group of kids.

This is what my trailer looked like when I first came in. Everything was on the right side of the room!

There were boxes everywhere!! My mom and brother were helping me look in each box and decide which boxes to unpack and which boxes I needed to leave packed. I had 78 boxes, not including the rubbermaid bins.

These pictures are from the "in-between" time when I was going through boxes. I also had to find somewhere to store all of the boxes that needed to stay packed. I have a wall of boxes because I didn't have anywhere else to put them.

This is my assistant taking all the boxes we opened to store in the old cafeteria. I asked her if she thought we could put all the boxes on some craft paper I had and if she thought they could be pulled all at once. She tried it and it actually worked! It only took us this one trip to store the boxes!

Here is a panoramic view of my completed room.

Cubbies and job posters

Housekeeping center

This is the inside of my reading castle. I got the bookshelf from a garage sale at my church this summer.

The front of my room.

I decided to not put my desk at the front of the room this year. I always had to walk around the desk to get to my laptop and wanted the laptop to be at the front of the room by the smart board. I am really liking this so far!

This is the art center. My desk is behind the art shelf that holds our art supplies and daily art boxes and scissor/glue stick caddies.

This will be my leveled library. I did not unpack this yet.

The left side of my room.

The right side of my room.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see where I teach. Keep checking in to see pictures of my new trailer. It should be coming soon and I will do a classroom reveal post as soon as I get it ready!

1 comment:

  1. You did a great job with your temporary set up! Looking forward to seeing your new space, too!
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