Posts Tagged ‘Classroom

What I give thanks for this week:

10. Stinkerbell getting to go to the beach

9. Moving Stinkerbell into her new bedroom

8. My iTunes library

7. Seeing colleagues at a teaching workshop

6. Helping with registration at my school

5. Setting up my classroom for the new year

4. Parent meeting for a new year of dance

3. My mother’s homemade meatballs

2. Great new season of Hell On Wheels

1. Seeing my special someone


The week’s thankfulness:

10. Stinkerbell’s 5th grade graduation ceremony

9. Master classes at Stinkerbell’s dance studio

8. Completing my 5th year in the classroom

7. Being asked to teach an honors class next school year

6. Ice cream with chocolate syrup

5. Amazing talent on So You Think You Can Dance

4. New roof on our house

3. Lunch away from school with friends

2. Fun birthday party for our little cousin

1. Hugs from my special someone

For the past four days, I have been extremely busy unpacking and setting up my new classroom in our fabulous new school!  This will be my fourth year teaching high school science, and I would like to show you just how far I have come.

My first two years, I was what is known as a “floater”.  In other words, I had no classroom of my own to call home.  Consequently, I was forced to push a lovely cart from room to room all over the building to teach my classes each and every day.  Needless to say, this was not an ideal situation.  I did, however, have a small desk in what was known as the “floater office”.  I shared this office with three other teachers, and this is what it looked like:







My third year, I thought I had hit the jackpot because I was given a classroom to call my own!  It was not a science classroom, but I did not care because I would have a home and could give up the dreaded cart.  This is what my shabby, little classroom looked like:






Now, we are all fortunate enough to be moving into a brand new building that has the most awesome technology available.  It is a beautiful facility, and we have gorgeous views of the mountains.  All of the furniture is new, and I can not describe how thrilled I am to be a part of this milestone for our community.  This is what my fancy, new classroom looks like so far:














This is going to be a GREAT year!


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