Well, school being two days in and that desks having (finally!) arrived last Friday, I thought I’d share some pictures of my room this year.
Here’s where we started:
Here is a view of the back of the room:
Mostly we’re looking at my desk (complex) and the reading corner. As far as the reading corner … let’s just say that it will be getting a separate post all to itself, mmkay?
The front of the room I am not all that pleased with, I have to say. It looks so … plain.
I struggled with what to put above my motto. The picture is a little blurry, so it is hard to see, but I ended up going with two poems; “There is no Frigate like a Book” by Emily Dickinson and “A Girl” by Ezra Pound. I’m still not entirely happy with that; I don’t think it looks great.
The front by the door:
They actually say the pledge every morning at this school. It threw me off the first time I heard it.
I set up my twenty-five (well, twenty-four, one “got lost in transit”) brand new shiny desks up in rows, at least for the nonce.
It’s kind of hard to tell in that picture, but I have an aisle set up down the middle of the room (lined off by blue painters tape) so that I can move around more easily. We’ll see how long it lasts. If they add even one more student to some of my classes, I’ll have to put desks there.
Toward the back:
(Look! A thermostat! Oooh. Aaaah.)
Aaaand my favorite feature of the room:
We’ll see if it works.