Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New School, Part 1 - My Box, I Mean Classroom

I've been meaning write about our new school and just haven't had the energy!  We moved over Christmas break.  No, we weren't given time to do it, paid, or anything.  It was crazy.  My room was not ready the several times I came up to work, so it wasn't ready to go when school started.  I had boxes everywhere.  I moved from a large portable to a tiny office.  Still have to pull my kids in here.  I have one bookshelf that holds my curriculum and I stole a small shelf to put books on for my kiddos.  No other storage!  My husband had to clean out the garage to make room for everything I brought home!  There are some bigger empty rooms that I would love to have, but they're being saved in case we need them.  I also didn't get a document camera, projector, or notepad like the other teachers did.  We couldn't bring overheads with us so I have no way to project anything.  I had to trade tables with another teacher just to get enough table space for my classes.  My principal though I could fit 9 kids around a table made for 3 or 4 students.  I had to steal another table to hold my computers.  When my students are in my room, it is almost impossible to move around the room.  Good thing I'm small!  I'll add some pictures, you'll understand!

My path to my teaching table!  This is the only way back here.
Standing in the corner - I walk through here to get to my teaching table.
Standing at the door to come in my room.

All my curriculum is on that beige shelf.  Not much room to get there!  Sorry this is so blurry!

A kindergartener walking in my room.  He just squeezes through!  I did ask to get rid of the teacher desk, but am now using it for storage space.
When kids are on the computer you can't get through!

I can't open the filing cabinet all the way!


Debbie said...

sarah, that's ridiculous!

Sarah said...

Wow... now that is a TIGHT squeeze!!