I can hardly believe that the summer is more than half-way over. I have spent entirely too much time in my classroom already. But this year I need a refresher. With all of the craziness going on in education, I need to make my room a safe place for me and for my kids. My classroom has been my refuge for many years up until about 4 years ago, and then something changed. So after a long look at myself, I have come to the conclusion that I need to remember all the things I love about teaching. I need to make my room the place of comfort it once was. I need to live with a more grateful heart. Teaching is what I am meant to do. So now I need to just do it and let the other politics and mess around me roll off my shoulders and just keep moving.
So I have begun to make sense of the mess around me by first organizing my entire classroom library, which quite frankly is A LOT of books. Something about organizing books is calming and therapeutic. Even though this took days and days. I also covered my walls behind my reading area with a very bright red and a puffy boarder that I found directions for on Pinterest. I am very happy with the end result. I know this is my first step into transforming my room into a place of learning and love. I can't wait to see what happens next...
|I love the red wall!|
|This is only half of my books!|
|Trying to make the ugly bookcase look better.|