I'm on a roll here with these linky parties, so why not one more? I'm linking up with
over at The Applicious Teacher as my new classroom gives me nightmares! Seriously, y'all...like monster under the bed-type nightmares. You see, I have history with this room. I have taught in this room in an inclusion model as the reading resource teacher for an hour and a half each morning...first thing...and have left there with a 3-Advil headache afterwards. And, the clencher. It is Room 13. I'm not sure whether to have one of the priests from our church (I teach in a Catholic school) come bless the place or what. Here it is (I had to use Megan's cute freebie paper to make myself feel better).
Stop laughing. Get down on your hands and knees and thank God for your nicely-colored room. Plain old white would be an improvement. This falls into the "what were they thinking?" category, for sure!
You see that I am not blessed with many windows, and the teacher left the blinds shut the entire two years I was in there. I swear I suffer from that seasonal depression...this room made it worse. A little vitamin D never hurt anyone. First thing I will do is open the blinds...watch. There will be a wicked glare at which point the laugh will be on me...hardy harr harr. Anyway, it will be a start. The fluorescent lights threw me over the neon-tinted edge. It reminds me of the dressing rooms in which you try on bathing suits...you know what I'm talking about.
There is also so much stuff lurking in the closet from teachers dating back to 1965 is my guess. Jimmy Hoffa is probably in there, y'all. I'm telling ya. This place is scary. At this point I would direct you to the header of my blog. I am all bright and cheery. I taught kindergarten for 6 years for goodness sake. I'm all daisies and lollipops. And, I think my principal knows as much as she told me.....drum roll....that I can paint! I'm so excited!!!!
So, help a girl out. Would blue work? Like a pale, calm the wild beast kinda blue? I hear that I have quite the class. I have chosen to view this as a compliment due to the whole fact that they always give me the challenging angels because they know I can handle them and make a difference. But, dang. How many compliments does a girl need? Got it. Thank you. Put the counselor on speed dial. We need calm, calm colors.
Anywho. I found these fabrics...
I will make those cute crate chairs with these. I was thinking of painting the room the palest blue and using blue and lime green for everything else.
I also will put the desks in pods instead of the 1950 room arrangement in current use. I am getting a new SmartBoard. I will add a carpet in front with some kinda cool chair for me. The library area will be revamped...so many changes. So little time!
Okay...do a girl a favor and lay some thoughts on me. I will be forever grateful....and might just get some sleep! :)