Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Before

Today was the first day we were officially allowed back in the classroom! And, ay yi yi, what a mess!

Here's what I'm working with in my roomio...

Here is a view of my wall o' bulletin boards. Also in the corner you can see that I am trading my MASSIVE GIGANTIC teacher's desk for a little desk on wheels! Can you see it? It has the apple on it!
Here is my big whiteboard that is not magnetic. I feel like I need to say that every time I talk about this whiteboard because it would be an AMAZING thing if it was magnetic...... anyway! On the sides are bulletin boards even though they are green. I promise there is cork under there.
Here is my back wall, opposite of the whiteboard wall. Huge windows, great natural light! I have two cabinet/shelving unit things that I want to get rid of somehow.... although I really desperately need storage, they take up way too much space!
And here is the last wall. A chalkboard surrounded by bulletin boards, and on each side you can see my coatroom doors. Also you can see that I actually haven't traded in my MASSIVE GIGANTIC teacher's desk. It is way too heavy for people such as myself to be moving.
Here is something I am super pumped about.... I got a big rug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our Kindergarten teacher retired and she had 3 big rugs in her room. Our new Kindergarten teacher is my buddy and said she didn't need all 3! Yay! This will be where we meet for whole group instruction and read alouds.
Here is my dilemma.... behind my rocking chair and easel you can see that there is part of the wall o' bulletin boards. What can I put up behind my easel that we won't need to look at all day long?? Decisions, decisions...

So there you have it! The before pictures! Hopefully the next pictures you see will be muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch better-looking. :)


  1. You should come link up to my linky of Before and After pictures.

  2. My white boards aren't magnetic either and I really wish they were. I didn't even have white boards when I first started at my school 5 years ago. So I guess I should be happy with what I have.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  3. Maybe you could make it the birthday wall. Or maybe if you do a student of the week, you could put their "all about me" stuff there. Just some thoughts!
    I'm jealous, I still haven't gotten in my room... FRIDAY!!
    BakingCraftingTeaching Oh My!

  4. Isn't it so overwhelming when you first walk in? This week has been the same way for me in my new room! Can't wait to see what you end up doing!

    One Hoosier Teacher

  5. The new carpet looks SOOOOO good!!!

  6. You'll make it look smashing!!!!

  7. I can't wait to see the results! LOVE YOUR RUG!!! I have a feeling your room is going to be so welcoming to your students! SMILES!

  8. I'm in love with your big HUGE windows! I mean... WOW! I don't have any windows, and it stinks not having natural light. Those are awesome! I had to laugh when you pointed out the non-magnetic white board. I have the EXACT same situation and I will complain about it to anyone that will listen. It just seems asinine that it is not magnetic, so I completely understand. I can't wait to see what it all looks like when you get it put together. Hmmm...what could you put behind that rocking chair. Maybe a cute reading poster that just says hooray for reading or a poster with a great quote. I know you'll figure out something amazing. Good luck! I can't do anything until Monday and it is driving me c-r-a-z-y!

    The Teaching Thief

  9. Looking good so far. I love your map rug!

    And... you are not the only one without a magnetic whiteboard! I was sad about it too.

  10. Your new rug looks perfect, and I LOVE your gigantic windows!! I'm your newest follower!

    Spectacular 2nd Grade

  11. I'm your newest follower. Love the room even in it's current state! My 'before' classroom is small and has no storage. :( Very excited to see how yours turns out! If you get a chance, come check out my blog!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  12. I love your window too. I am jealous!! I can't wait to see the final product. I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and follow me back.


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