Saturday, September 4, 2010

Home Away from Home

Back to school! This means I spend almost more of my waking hours in S210 than at home!! After a LONG summer full of construction on our campus, we were finally able to get back in the building a week before the start of school and get things set back up. BIG, BIG, HUGE thanks to my mom for helping me in my room, and my dad and mother-in-law who did their share of Parker-watching to make this happen. I did a complete "makeover" in my classroom.... which looked amazing before I put anything on the walls simply because they replaced my 1970's orange carpet with glorious white tile!

Here are a few shots:

The Alma Mater banner
I'm (eventually) going to have all of my students write/draw/color their name on a 3x5 card, and hang the cards up with this banner
The blank panel now says "We are CENTRAL" in big block letters. I need to take a new pic.
View of the room from the door
Student computers (only one works, by the way!)
Spirit Ribbon Banners- a tradition I started my first year at Central, and the kids LOVE it.
My desk from the back of the room
My cute name sign-- one of my summer art projects
I started these two boards last year- pics of and from my students, going all the way back to my first year at ZHS! :)
Desk- it is a HUGE mess now, haha
View of the room from my desk

The only "change" other than the one maroon panel is a big banner on the back wall that says "We were born to succeed, not to fail." (H.D. Thoreau)

So far, it is a GREAT school year. My new kids are awesome; my new co-teacher is working out beautifully; I have a great schedule. All in all, life at CHS is good!! :)

(Check out our Allen Family Blog for pics of Princess P's CHS spirit.)