Funny story about the corkboard, actually - I didn't realize how thin it was, so when I tried to use push pins, they wouldn't hold (or would poke (with effort) into the wall). Bummed, I almost took down the large piece, when I had an epiphany - Use the smaller pieces that I had just bought at Target to make some of the board double thick. Voila! It worked. (At least, I hope it's still hanging up tomorrow...and in the days to come...)
|I had to make directions - bottom line, be careful when posting!|
|Prayer "table" with multiple books and sacramentals. |
The empty vase will *hopefully* hold fresh flowers on a regular basis...
|Oh hey, Pope Francis...and Holy Land postcards|
|Getting the kiddos thinking (and using my religious Tweets book).|
I also love the fact that I was bequeathed a frog hall pass. <3
After a year of minimal use (due to being solely the religion teacher last year) - sadness! - it was time to actually fix up and label my classroom library. We'll see how long those books stay sorted. I even made a section of Miss Foyle's Favs to advertise some of my favorite novels and classic literature.
|Of course there's a Sharon Creech section. I think all her novels are in that bucket...|
I broke down and bought a new CD player this year (because last year the one I had broke). I had to strategically move the pencil sharpener too - I don't have too many extra desks to play around with this year because I'll have 22 kiddos in my homeroom. Woo hoo!
|And, if you look closely, there are Piglet and Anne (of Green Gables) snuggled nicely next to the lamp.|
As any teacher will tell you, organization is essential, so I will do my best this year to stay on top of that (both for me and for my students), and I will also work to stay as de-cluttered as possible (especially my teacher desk)...
|Crates for archiving student notes and assessments - 2 bins for each class!|
|Group seating material boxes. Crossing my fingers that they last!|
|Every computer station is "armed" with a stuffed animal and a pair of headphones.|
|So many teacher & prayer books, so little time...|
I love my frog collection, dolphin, and Olaf!
|Reminders (and inspiration) hanging above my teacher bookshelf|