Monday, September 8, 2008
The Room is Ready for the New School Year
It took just under a week to set up the classroom. I made a few changes here and there and am pleased with how it looks. There is a new rug in the language area that I pulled out of my hall closet where I had it stored for several years. I added some art materials to the shelves and some new science work.
The library was changed the most. I did not put out the large pillows as I did last year. I replaced them with a simple rocking chair. On the wall, I hung a few portraits I had found at the thrift over the summer. I fell in love with them and wanted to use them in the classroom. I decided that they invite questions as to who they are and who they may be to each other. They invite stories to be told and written about them. I hope the children do that. I will add to the collection as I find more images. Tomorrow, I am adding a photo of my own father when he was young. I won't tell the children who he is unless they ask.
The last photo is of me. I am happy to be back.