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.

8 comments:

Oh, The Joys said...

Congrats on the new classroom!

Pamela Fisher said...

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

Your Man said...

Hope you day goes well. Love ya.

-Stu

kate said...

happy first day!! i must have a meticulosity mug...so 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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