Sunday, August 18, 2013

Room Sneak Peak

So obviously Teacher Week '13 was a bust for me!  I just got so incredibly busy and overwhelmed this week!  I was trying so hard to get my room together as much as I could before professional developments started.  I was at school every single day this past week from early in the morning to late at night and my first official teacher workday wasn't until Thursday!  I know that every teacher goes above and beyond and works long hours on days they don't have to, but I just didn't realize how slow getting my room ready would be or how much work it would take.  My "To Do" list just keeps getting longer and longer and I'm getting more overwhelmed and stressed out by the minute.  But at the same time, I am loving every second of it!  I've had so much fun spending time at school and getting to know the other teachers.  I still get excited every time I pull in the school parking lot because it's MY school where I'M TEACHING!  It feels SO good!  Y'all should have seen me when I saw my box for the first time in the teacher's lounge!  Little things like seeing my name on top of a roster puts the biggest smile on my face!  And I hope that feeling never goes away.  So now, I'm going to give you a little sneak peak of what has been consuming every waking minute of my time for the last few weeks.  I still have a LONG way to go and most of everything is only half finished.  The room is still pretty bare because I'm still waiting on some furniture and manipulatives that have been ordered.  Fingers crossed they'll be delivered this week!
The birthday board still needs a few things.  Each little "gift" represents a month.  I found DVD gift boxes at the Dollar Tree and wrapped them with scrapbook paper.

My mom made these curtains!  They make the room look SO cute and they are SO cute!  I painted the wood around the window light yellow to match the wall on the other side of the room.  It was unpainted before.

I have a dock cleat and some rope holding the curtains back!

This is our letter of the week bulletin board.  My mom cut pieces of construction paper to make the nautical flags!  The top and bottom of the board have each letter in order A-Z!  She is too much!  It was a lot of work and took a long time but it looks amazing!

This is our word wall.  It is still missing a few things.  The bulletin board to the right will be our student of the week board.  This wall used to be pink!  The first thing I did in this room (after I cleaned it from top to bottom) was paint this wall yellow and it made a HUGE difference!  I am in LOVE!    

These are just a few pictures of the things that are mostly finished.  I can't to do a room reveal and show all the little details we've been working on!  I couldn't have done any of this without my parents' help!  Especially my mom!  She is so crafty!