Here’s what my classroom looked like this morning:
and here’s the view from the windows:
My children were with me, and while the younger one blithely read comics, played with a Nintendo DS, and went out to the playground to play, the older one worried that we’d never get it looking good. He helped me take down my old bulletin boards — some of which had been up for two years — and then was disappointed when I ran out of things which needed his excellent destapling services. I put up fadeless paper and new borders — all green — but ran out when I got to the last board, which is the one that gets the most sunlight!
In three hours I managed to have nice neat bulletin boards (waiting for art and other things to go on them), get my desk surface organized, get all the furniture (except for the missing art supplies shelf!) in the right places, and put things away.
Here’s what the room looked like after:
Okay, so it’s not gorgeous, but at least it’s not a mess. More pictures next week, when I officially go back to work. It’s Friday night, and my summer is over.