Thursday, 30 August 2012

September 4th, Here We Come!!!

Yesterday was spent in preparation of next Tuesday. Any teachers reading this? Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling unprepared? Anyone think their class isn't quite ready? I am here to make you feel better. This is what we are working with in ELK Room 15.

Nice right? Big open space. Bright walls. No furniture. No furniture? haha No. Furniture. In fact. If you peek really close you can see the holes in the floor. Our classroom is an addition that was built especially for us! :) That is super exciting, and we know it WILL be worth it when all our kinders are in that room, playing and learning. It's just so hard to visualize that now. With our room in....well, THAT condition!

But it is what it is! It just happens to be an unfinished empty classroom right now. We will of course be forever grateful to the hard working men should they have us in there before school starts on September 4th. Until then though-we have been unpacking new furniture and toys, taking inventory of what we have, preparing our parent/teacher conferences, programming for the first two days of school and in the meantime, brainstorming up ideas from everything from behaviour management to crayon storage to where we will store our constant drip of coffee, because we are smart enough to know-that we will in fact need coffee.

Lots. Of. Coffee.

We have ideas. Boy oh boy do we have ideas! Wanna see our reading nook?

It doesn't have all the bells and whistles. But we like simple. ;)
We have big plans for that space. To make it comfy, and welcoming and beautiful! :)

Oh and one more picture. This is of our handwashing station.

Here it is! HUGE sink.

So all of you reading who feel unprepared, and not quite ready to roll, rest assured. You are not alone. (I am truly apologetic about how life coach-y this sounds! )

While we wait for the room to be ready for us to move our stuff in-we are preparing ourselves the best way we know how.

I'll be back tomorrow I think. To show you what we have come up with for Behaviour Management.

DISCLAIMER: In no way shape or form am I complaining about this! :) We feel extremely fortunate to have access to a brand new space-to make all our own, and we feel especially grateful to the company working hard to juggle the jobs they are doing to ensure we are in on time :)



  1. I cannot wait to see your after pictures!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. Thanks Heather! :) We still aren't in our classroom so still no pictures , but I'll be blogging them soon as it's ready! :) I checked out your blog and will be following along! Thanks for the Blog Love! :)