Saturday, June 8, 2013

Day 2: Moving Day

My mom and I arrived at school around 5:30 tonight, and worked in my classroom until 10:00. We started by tackling the worst job of the night: cleaning the walls.

Almost every classroom in my school has white cinder-block walls. They do not re-paint them often (I haven't seen a room re-painted in 5 years), and teachers are not allowed to paint. The summer cleaning crew does not clean the walls, either, so they are pretty disgusting. After a lot of scrubbing and peeling (most teachers use Stikki Clips, which are a mess to clean up), the walls are looking a lot better! They need a good paint job, but that is not an option, unfortunately.

We started moving my furniture upstairs, so I could finally play around with the room arrangement. The big news of the night: I decided to get rid of my teacher desk! It was so big, and I could really use that space for other things. I don't have my "teacher area" figured out yet, but I have some ideas on how it will look. Here are some pictures of our progress:

Time spent working on room today: 4.5 hours
Cumulative hours: 10.5


  1. I am looking forward to following your progress. I am "moving" from 1st to 2nd but staying in the same classroom with some of the same students. I can't wait to see your room "unfold".

  2. Neat blog! I am going to watch your progress. I see that you chose to keep tables instead of desks! And I am curious about the black bookshelves you had at the end of each table. It looks like a massive room!

    1. I stole the black bookshelf idea from Dandelions and Dragonflies: :)