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!