What I love about my classroom:
- the accordian door! Towards the end of the year the other second grade teacher and I made room to open this door and it was so helpful. It's nice to have when you have to run out to the bathroom or have to make a last minute copy. With no TA's/aids in my room, it was difficult to function everyday.
- my Promethan board! It is such an awesome teaching tool. Don't know how I ever taught without one!
- lots of cabinets and a pretty decent sized closet! Helps me to organize and keep things out of the way of the students.
What I need to learn to live with in my classroom:
- bathroom! Although, I used to think this was a good thing, I now wish it was not in my room. Needless to say, there is a student in there every minute of the day.
- How do I plan to live with it? I bought an open/closed sign from Lowes. Students are only going to be able to use it at certain times of the day.
- no wall space! The wall space I actually have is located in the most useless spots. The walls are painted brick, which also makes it hard to hang things. The teacher in the room before me used hot glue, so I guess I will try that next year. My huge bulletin board is located at the back of the classroom, behind the computer counters and my desk. Problem is, I cannot move either one. My computer has to be plugged in in the back, so moving my desk isn't an option. And I thought about doing away with my desk, but I just don't think I can.
- How do I plan to live with it? Cry and complain until someone builds me a new classroom...just kidding! I will just have to continue to find amazing ideas on other blogs, especially clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com!
- it's just too small! I had 22 students this year and the space in my room for desks is soo limited. It is hard to come up with different desk arrangements and I cannot isolate a student when they need to have their own space.
- How do I plan to live with it? Again...Cry and complain until someone builds me a new classroom...just kidding! I will just have to continue to find amazing ideas on other blogs, especially clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com!