My Classroom-The Before

I was finally able to get the keys to my classroom today! I had a small issue getting in the building at first, setting off the alarm, but the secretary came to my rescue and now I know how to turn the alarm off and on.

It is overwhelming to walk into a new classroom in a new school at a new grade level. I mostly wandered around not quite sure what was the best first thing to do. I looked around to see what I had, which was a lot! It is a blessing that the previous teacher said she would leave me everything since I have next to nothing. But it is also hard to figure out what to do with all this stuff since I know I won’t need or use all of it.

How to make the room mine and not just a copy of the previous teacher’s will be interesting, considering all the leftover stuff, but down on the list at this point in the summer. For now I will focus on writing procedures, a discipline plan, prepare home visit materials, plan out the first week, and write out objectives. As much as I’d love to move things around and design my space, I have other things to do first! But once I get to making this classroom home I will definitely take more pictures and share the after.

Enjoy the first view of my room! This is how I found it today.

 

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The building is neat to check out, having been built in the 1800s. No elevators!

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Keep going up to get to my room. I’m going to have really strong legs!

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At the top! What a cool Noah’s Ark. My door is on the left.

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It will take awhile to go through everything and see what I have, what I need, and what I don’t.

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I love all the space and the big windows!

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There is a sink hiding back there.

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Hello! I have my own room! Wow! I’m a 1st grade teacher! College me would be shocked.

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Oliver found his favorite thing.

 

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