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?