With school just around the corner, I’ve spent a couple days in my classroom starting to get things decorated and ready. I’m kind of doing a super-hero theme, yet I don’t have a single super-hero image in the classroom! Oh well! I’ve got a few posters I wouldn’t mind printing off sometime soon. Here’s what the space is looking like so far:
Here’s the most super-heroish part of the room. I used foam brushes to paint the skyline on cheap bedsheets. I painted it while it was stapled up to the bulletin board. I’ll hope that it didn’t leak through. Luckily, they are always covered up. I am guessing that this will become a place to put Common Core Vocabulary, but I’m not positive yet. Above the bulletin board is my timeline of world history. I pulled all of the dates and facts out of our history book and put them along the timeline. This was before I looked really well at our standards and realized that we only have to do the history of Europe and the Americas. Oh well, I think it’s good for the students to be able to read over events from history around the world.
I’ve done a few other small things, but I’ve got quite a few finishing touches to put up and take care of before I post more pictures. I have 1 1/2 days that I plan to spend in the classroom yet before school starts. I’m sure I’ll be able to finish and get a basic idea of lesson plans for the first week… maybe.
I went to a “barn sale” (aka-yard sale with a lot of “stuff”) hoping to find a bookshelf for my classroom. I have a LOT of books! I didn’t find a regular book shelf, but I did find this. I’m thinking it will make a great stand for me to place my weekly materials after it receives a nice coat of some fun-colored spray paint!
Blog posts may continue to be kind of spread out from now til the start of school. I’ve got two huge curtain orders to get busy on and the 20lbs (not exaggerating) of fabric should be arriving today!