Saturday, August 8, 2015

New Year, New School, New Room! {Before}

It's here folks! Another school year has snuck up on us! Last year this time I was on maternity leave and I had seriously forgotten how exhausting it is setting up a classroom! It's especially a challenge this year because I am starting over, FROM SCRATCH! Last spring after 9 years at my current school, I accepted a new Kindergarten position at a great school much closer to our home and spent the last month or so of the year driving all my stuff home from school. 
I can't even tell you how many trips I made with a car full of stuff!

Now that August has slowly crept up on me, I'm tasked with moving all of that stuff out of my garage and into my new room. And you know that's only half the battle. Once it's all in there I  have to organize and find a place for it all, choose a layout, and of course, DECORATE! 

Thankfully I've got a big, open, bright space with plenty of room and lots of natural light thanks to some HUGE windows. We're going to have so much fun keeping those windows decorated! 

I've spent some time (in between summer fun with my family) crafting and shopping for my new space. My son is now an errand pro. If it carries classroom stuff, we've been there! Target, Walmart, Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, Ikea....

She asked if I was a teacher.... what do you think tipped her off?

Here are some BEFORE photos of my new (empty) room! See what I mean about a huge, bright space?

Those two doors on the far wall attach to another Kindergarten Teachers room who I got to meet this week. She's super awesome, so I'm excited to work next to her!

I've been so inspired by Maria Gavin's room which she's shared on her Blog Kinder-Craze and I'm definitely going to incorporate some of her great ideas, as well as black and brights color scheme!

Click the picture to tour Maria's amazing room! 

 I can't wait to see how it all turns out and of course, show you! 

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