I wanted to share a quick video I made to show you what my classroom looked like the first day I walked in – last Monday! I didn’t actually get started doing anything until Tuesday afternoon, then had all day Wednesday to do everything. I’d like to tell you I was able to accomplish everything, but that room was dirty, dirty, dirty! There was no way I could start the year with dead cockroaches and gecko poop everywhere! So, I came in on our two furlough days and even during the weekend. I was up until midnight Sunday night and was finishing placing nametags on student desks the next morning just minutes before the bell rang. I felt like I was on Design Star and room G6 was my White Room Challenge! Ha!
My school system blocks YouTube, so this is a Vimeo video for you (I don’t have internet at my house yet – boo!). I will post a video I took directly after the first day next week. For free Vimeo accounts, you can only post one video a week.
Before you click to see my video, be forewarned that this is the first video on my blog! I’m not sure why I have a valley girl voice. People who know me – do I really sound like that? Also, it kind of ends abruptly. Sorry. All the books and baskets on the shelves under the windows, those were actually all first grade materials, so I didn’t get to keep them. The dishes on the student desks – the previous teacher left those for me. So nice. She also left that huge bottle of apple juice by the sink. So nice of her. Haha.
How long does it take you to get set up? Have you ever come into a new classroom that was messy and dirty like mine? What new decor ideas do you have for this year? I’ll share all my ideas next week!