Thursday, August 21, 2014

New School, New Room!

Today is my first day working in my classroom.  Teachers officially start on Monday, but I really need to get a head start.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, the teacher I am replacing was in the position for 24 years.  This will be a big adjustment for the kids.

Over the summer the carpets were done so I am starting with a clean slate.  As you will see in the pictures, I am very spoiled in this space.  Here is what I am starting with:

This is the front of the room.  The door on the left goes to the storage closet.

This is a continuation of the front of the room.  The door on the right is where students will enter.

This is the side wall that goes to the hallway.  The door pictured is where students will exit.

This is where I am spoiled!  Pictured is the back of the room and the open door goes to my office.

This shows my office and the wavy side wall that is opposite the hallway.

This is a continuation of the side wall, note the wavy shape!

This is a continuation of the wavy wall and once again the storage closet.

I am very excited for a new year and my new space!  There are so many possibilities it is hard to decide and start!  I will update before open house next week :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Big Announcement!

After setting all of my professional summer goals, life got in the way.   Finally, I let home life take priority over work!  We are engaged!

Not only are we working on planning a wedding, but we are also purchasing our first house!  What a fantastic summer!

Even with all of the excitement in my personal life, the school year is quickly approaching.  This week I am co-teaching a music camp with my friend Ryan from college.  Team teaching has been very eye-opening.  I really enjoy team teaching with a friend, and I truly admire those who team teach every day.  Today is the second day of the camp and I already can't wait to apply what I have learned in my classroom.  More on that to come!

Have a great day!