Monday, September 3, 2007

behold the master's work

I only spent a few minutes in my classroom today (because I'm trying not to obsess), and I did bring my camera but alas, the battery died after two photos. So you get to see the part of my office that looks reasonable:

Note the beautiful wall on which hangs a found white board, cute little Goodwill plaque of a French bookstore, and my new IKEA mirror, the MALMA (which I'm pretty sure means 'pig snout' in Swedish; I'll double check later). Love it! Can't wait to have a stack of stuff to grade while I drink tea from my 'Meticulosity' mug.

And then. This is actually what you see as you walk in:

Like I said before, if you don't look toward the ceiling or the left wall, it's all good. Well, except for the gigantic holes left behind from I-don't-know-what kind of torture device was stored in this room. I have a big bulletin board to cover them (just to the right out of frame), but those unreachable parts...Sigh. I left the paint & supplies at school so I can finish the job with a real live ladder, and fellow teachers to provide the superhuman strength required to move that bookcase.
But overall I'm very excited to start school. A classroom of my own again! It's been 10 years. Technically I had a room of my own last fall with the Home Ec class, but I didn't get to set it up. And there was the stage situation last spring, but again I didn't have much creative license. This is completely mine, and I don't have to pack it up and hide it at the end of each day. Happy happy joy joy.


OhTheJoys said...

Congrats on the new classroom!

Anonymous said...

Happy First Day of School! I hope the kids enjoy it has as much as you.

Anonymous said...

Hope you day goes well. Love ya.


katydidnot said...

happy first day!! i must have a meticulosity much the antithesis of me. i would probably put a big ugly chip in it the first time i used it though.

Beej said...

I remember this setting up the classroom feeling. I haven't taught in...lemmee see...12 years. I don't want to go back to it, but sometimes miss the power of that room being my country and the President being me. Power thing I guess.

Monnik said...

How exciting! It must be a great feeling having your own classroom. Here's to a great year for you!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Congrats on the classroom and I hope your first day goes well! :)

Suzanne said...

Yay! Your own space to "pimp out" as you please. How exciting! Here's hoping your year is fantastic.


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