Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Room 30: Before and After

My classroom is done. 5 hours yesterday and 3 today and it is done. If I hadn't had such a great helper it would've taken a lot longer. Now all that is left is the planning for the first week of school, some copies, and some things that need to be done on my computer at home.

Here are some before and after shots. I like a colorful room, can you tell? Actually, it will be a lot more interesting once it is filled with 32 little 4th graders!

Click to see full-sized. I do love my room. It is so spacious. And it has been great not having to switch rooms now for 4 years in a row. That is unprecedented for me as I enter my--gulp!--13th year of teaching. WOW.





P.S. I got my class list today. 30 kids, 15 boys and 15 girls. I have some kids with some very unusual names! My helper, Alta, and I burst out laughing (I'm sleep-deprived, you understand) when I read some of them. I kid you not. I have an Itzel, a Jitzel, a Jizzell, and an Itzraely. I think the 2 middle ones are pronounced "Giselle," but I'm not sure. Clearly we have some creative parents!


Karen said...

Your classroom looks great! Alyssa is in 4th grade this year, too! =)

Good luck with the first day!

Sally said...

Your room looks just like I would expect a room of yours to look....beautiful and organized! I think they should hire you on one of those shows where they go to people's houses to organize their clutter.

Itzel and Jitzel???

Kristie said...

Thanks ladies! I'm hoping for a good year.