Sunday, August 14, 2011

Honeymoon + Hallway Cleaning = Lucky Coincidence

I've spent the last two weeks in and out of my new classroom as much as possible, but with a not-yet-potty-trained puppy and being a bridesmaid in my best friend & cousin's wedding, it really has been more out than in!  Luckily, the week the custodians in my school are cleaning and waxing the hallways (which means no one allowed in the building for a whole week!) is the same week I will be on my honeymoon in ARUBA!!!  That really just worked out perfectly b/c if I had to miss 2 separate weeks for honeymoon and hallway cleaning my new first graders may have been coming into a not so pretty classroom for Open House on September 1st.  I am feeling lucky!!  Hopefully I can pass that luck onto my husband while he's at the casino at our resort! :)

I do have pics of what has been done so far in my room and I finally have the pic of my goodies that I bought a couple weeks ago.

Bottom of closet BEFORE...old posters
 and such.

Top of closet BEFORE...old, odl, old reading series books, workbooks, etc.  

I actually found the phonics workbook my school used when I was in 1st grade!  Yes, I  work at the school I went to for K-12! 

Closet AFTER....yay! My supplies.....all organized!

Here are my goodies from JoAnn's, Target, and Borders.

After the big, broken shelves were taken out by my awesome custodian, there was a very scary mess underneath.  He swept, scraped, and scrubbed the years of grossies left behind then waxed my classroom floor.  The bulletin boards that were hidden behind will be used for my Bucket Fillers display, center chart for Math Trays & Reader's Workshop spots, and I haven't decided on what will go on the third board.

I bought these three fabrics and decorated the boards with them.  I love how it turned out!  I will post pics of how it looks when it is all put together.

Honeymoon starts tomorrow! Everything is packed and ready to just watching a movie and hopefully getting some sleep tonight but sooooo excited!
Is it terrible to bring a notebook to jot down school ideas that pop into my head while relaxing on the beach?  Nah...I knew you'd understand! :)

<3- Mrs. Bushey

No comments: