Each room in the building has a value outside of it. I'm loving the one I randomly ended up with.
As you come in and look to the left, you'll see a bookshelf and pictures. This is actually the tail end of my books.
I love this picture which says "A book sitting on a shelf in a room is like having completely different worlds at the ready waiting to be explored."
This shelf is where I keep my short story collections (yellow stickers) and my nonfiction books (purple stickers). I do love the covered boxes I made up on the top using modge podge and maps.
This corner is oddly shaped, but ended up perfect for putting my radio (great reception here by the window)
and my poetry collection.
|A closeup of my little poet's corner.|
|This was the perfect spot for some of those worthless, er, wonderful doodads that you tend to get as a teacher.|
|I got these cute box labels from the website of an overachieving elementary teacher. A little tweaking, and each of my seven classes has an inbox (and a continent)!|
|My genre example box and theme notebooks, along with class supplies like hole punch, stapler, tissues, and tape, are ready for students to use them. Below I have mini white boards made of DVD cases, and more supply boxes made with modge podge.|
|I've got a sixteen foot whiteboard in the front of the room, which is so nice. I have just a few rules and consequences here along with the infamous pull-down screen which fell on my head the first time I used it in class.|
|My containers with stickers. This was another buy at Lakeridge that traveled with me.|
|My chair is actually a little scary. One arm was unfixable-ly broken, so I removed them both (this lets me slide it under the table, as well). I added a super nice chair cushion, but I really hardly ever use it.|
|The actual desk that was in the room is quite small. I shoved it right up against the wall and am using it as a storage cabinet only. I really like the Home Depot office supply organizer I made.|
|These four filing cabinets are useful but boring. I dressed them up with liberal application of travel stickers. The little suitcase/trunk (another awesome DI find) on the side holds bags to protect books and lots and LOTS of bookmarks.|
|I printed the file labels on maps -- it just made it so fun. They are laminated for protection.|
|I was worried about the life of my cute stickers, so they are covered with modge podge. This makes it impossible for students to mess with them -- yes, I knew they couldn't resist.|
|Finally, I added some appropriate hall passes with hall pass, office, library, and bathroom printed in several languages. They are permanently affixed to the clipboards and work well.|