My Sacred Space: Classroom Re-Vamp (Before)

Today was a professional development day for my school, and I was allowed to spend the day re-vamping my room.  The teacher who had my room before me retired in December, and left a good part of her “legacy” behind.  I filled two large trash bags with junk she had stashed in file drawers and closets.

Since beginning teaching, I have dreamed about the space I would create.  Little did I know that the space a teacher gets is heavily haunted by ghosts-of-teachers-past.

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(Apparently I am already a #1 teacher, warranting the loving knickknacks of Hallmark bargain bins.)

Here is a glimpse of what I was dealing with (before:)

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This picture shows what I’ve already done with my desk area. It used to be on the opposite side of the room, buried in piles of not-graded homework given out by one of the subs that taught the class before I got there (there are 3-4 subs in my position before I got here.)

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Upon inspection, these posters were held up by hot glue.  Yep.

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Dead space in the corner.  Obama was getting lonely over there.

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This area isn’t terrible, but it needed a bit of a face lift.

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So concludes the “before” of my classroom re-vamp.  I am breaking this post up into two installments, so check back for the “after!”

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