Thanks for stopping by. Uninvited. Oh you're staying? I can't get rid of you? OR send you back? (Not that I honestly want to) But how do I have the room? Where will you sleep?
We did not have students on Thursday or Friday--parent conferences and professional development. As I walked into the lobby to pick up my lunch I ordered on Thursday I noticed our lobby filled with boxes. A good portion of them sporting my name on the side. WHAT IS THIS?! A mild panic attack set in, and thankfully I didn't have students. Before I knew it I was re-arranging my classroom all over again.
Last spring special ed teachers were told there was grant money and that we could make a wishlist of absolutely anything we wanted for our classrooms. It sounded too good to be true. I went to Lakeshore.com, made a wishlist on the day it was due, printed it out and turned it in. That was it.
A few more months later I found out we were GETTING everything on that list. Holy cow, where am I going to put this stuff? More importantly, what stuff am I even getting? I don't remember!
Beginning of the school year we were told all "non-instructional" items were removed from the list. I figured I'd lost some stuff. NOPE. NO WAY. NOT AT ALL. NOT. A. SINGLE. THING.
That brings us to Thursday when THESE items showed up in my classroom:
I told the custodians they could bring the rug in, but to turn around with everything else. They didn't listen. I'm still waiting on a ton of games/manipulatives I ordered too. I also ordered a new computer table and 2 horse shoe tables I didn't have pictures because they were still in boxes.
So here's my new look. I have an extra, VERY LARGE table, that I know I won't really be using, but I didn't want to get rid of it (because it is actually new- every teacher got one this year) and it also helps fill space to prevent running.
What do you think of the new do? After many trial and errors, I actually LOVE it. I love all the color and the fresh, clean, and new look of everything!