Monday, August 5, 2013
I loved the idea of having a bookcase for each table group after seeing it on the blog Dandelions and Dragonflies. I purchased five bookcases from Walmart this past May, and let's just say that you get what you pay for. After only one month of use by my students, they were falling apart.
The biggest problem is that the backside is simply a piece of cardboard. In the future I may attach a piece of plywood to the back instead, but for now I used my staple gun to make the cardboard backing more secure. My fiance brought his power drill in and put 2 extra screws in the top of each side, as well. I'm hoping this will help them make it through the year!
I also wanted to spraypaint the back of the shelves black. As you can see from this "before" shot of my classroom, the back of the shelves is a beautiful cardboard color, complete with "WARNING!" labels that will not peel off.
Here is an after shot (it looks a little light in a few places, because the sun was shining in):
That's one more thing crossed off the list! :) I only have a few more things left to do before the kiddos arrive next month.
Time spent at school in the past 4 days: 4.5 hours
Cumulative hours: 123