Sunday, July 1, 2012

Setting up my new room!

After two years traveling from room to room, finally I have a dedicated room!  Starting in September, my new home will be room 159.  I'm so excited that I don't know where to start.  I posted my plight on twitter and @approx_normal had a similar dilemma and even made a great blog post:

I'll show you mine if you show me yours... CLASSROOM EDITION

Other helpful tweeps offered some experienced ideas for me too...thanks @druinok, @fawnpnguyen, @crstn85, @approx_normal!

Here are some pictures I took of my room while I was bringing all the stuff  I left around in other peoples' rooms.

When I was traveling, pretty much every class period, I worked very much like a squirrel does.  Collecting nuts and storing them around for when I need them.  Paper, pencils, folders, notebooks, dry erase markers, you name it and I have a stash in the building somewhere.

So now I need to recover all the goodies, consolidate, and organize.  I actually have like 5 or 6 of those plastic drawer sets since I had one in every room.  Not sure what to do with yet exactly yet.

In terms of furniture, the previous resident left me: two large tables (one round and one rectangular), 26 student desks, 5 single chairs, one 3 foot shelf unit (two shelves), and a rolling cart. You can see the round table in the pictures above. I might just ditch that round one.  It seems to take up more room that it could offer in useful benefit, but i hate to get rid of it.

Decor? I have some posters I want to put up...what do you think?


  1. Congrats on getting your own room! I'm expecting 37 kids in one class next year. What's your expected #? I know the round table takes up lots of space, but I'd definitely try to make room. The posters are fun. I'm so jealous of your large windows. Mine are narrow panels at 20-ft ceiling level! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I expect about 25 per class. 37! that's nuts!

      What would you do with that round table? I took more photos of the other furniture: a rectangular table, a weird odd shaped table, and that round one.

      I feel like I would be better served by more room for cool desk arrangements than flat surfaces for piling papers. Know what I mean?