Here are pictures of the classroom the way the students will first see it on Monday. It’s still a work in progress but it is where I need it to be!
This morning, I moved into my classroom. Before I even moved in, I saw the art teacher and music teacher and they both were excited I would be working at the intermediate. The music teacher even showed me her classroom. I am glad she did because I would not have know where it was otherwise!
I started in my room by clearing off the desks, moving them into place, and scrubbing them with a magic eraser. Somewhere along the line, quite a few students were liberal with the use of their pencils on the desks. The custodians brought me a big desk shortly after I finished scrubbing. The big desk is really nice! I put up three bulletin boards. Not one of them is finished! One only has paper and border but it brought a little color to the room.
I “finished” in the room 20 minutes before meet the teacher night started. Parents and students trickled in pretty consistently. 19 out of 27 came. They all seem pretty well behaved, which is good. Two students mentioned that they wanted certain desks. One student moon walked for me. He mentioned he liked Micheal Jackson.
All in all, things are going really well! The other teachers are so nice and helpful! My cabinets are filling up with materials that have given me. There are also tons of books in the room. I am really happy where I am!
One of the best parts of the day happened when I stopped by the elementary to drop off something for my mentor teacher from student teaching. The elementary principle saw me and asked if I got the job. She said she put in a good word for me. The nurse and another teacher congratulated me as well. It was nice to see people that helped me out so much last semester.
I will post classroom pictures as soon as everything is done! More work tomorrow but for now I am going to get a nice long sleep in!
I said a few days ago that I was working on my calendar stuff for my classroom and I finally finished the weather report! It is a week long weather chart that the students can help fill out every day. I want to be able to compare the weather throughout the week with the students. We can can also add how many days were sunny and rainy.
I pulled out all of the stuff I have been collecting in terms of classroom decor. I guess I really do like red! I have been trying to make preparations for when I do actually get a job so I thought I should take a look at what I have. I am now thinking that I definitely do not have enough stuff to decorate a whole room.
I don’t want things to be too bare when the students come in for the first day but I also do not want the students to be overwhelmed by too many bright colors. What I really want is a big vinyl tree that I could change the leaves on depending on the season. I hope I have enough wall space for it somewhere.
My Happy Camper canoe sign is going to go above my class rules. I saw this cute bulletin board on Pinterest and I think it would be very appropriate for primary grade class rules.
I have applied to a lot of jobs recently and hope one will work out soon so I can get into my classroom and get organizing and planning!