Monday, July 23, 2012

A New Start

Last year, I was new to second grade. When I found out I was moving grades, I was in the beginning of graduate school, and I was freaking out because I wasn’t sure what all second grade entailed. Therefore, all of my time and energy went into trying to prepare resources and basic necessities for the upcoming year. This year was a whole new ballgame though!

My goal was to paint the nasty walls that were filled with grimy handprints and a substance that resembled a soda that was splattered all over one of the walls. I covered in the best way possible last year, but I couldn’t stand it another year. The paint was supplied, and I got right to work. Who says teachers have summers off? I’ve spent the last week up there trying to get as much done as possible, and I will probably spend most of my time this week working as well.

This is what I ended with at the end of the day last Monday. A whole day of painting and moving furniture equals one gal who could barely move and spent the better part of the night and the next day on the heating pad and ordered take-out.


As the technology guy said when he stopped by, I had a mess!

Luckily, I have made great progress, but I still have much more to do. I’ll be providing better photos later on the details of the room, and the finished product. This is where it stands as of today though.



I’m in a room with no windows to the outside world, so I’ve tried to my best to make the room as bright and cheerful as possible. I think I’m on the road to that, and I can’t wait to put the finishing touches on it. I wish I could put a skirt of some kind on the computer table to hide its ugliness. I love technology, but I hate the wires that come with it. I dream of a classroom one day with minimal wires. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Here is one great idea I found on Pinterest and brought to life!


I found this great free printable, and I attached it to some crazy straws! It’s a small, but thoughtful gift to recognize the birthdays of my students.

I hope you all are having a terrific start to your week! Grad school is officially over for me, and I’m adjusting quite easily to my freedom.

Be back soon!


  1. Room looks great!(as always), and I Love the straws!! Yeah, Pinterest!!!!

  2. The room looks so cute! Great job!

  3. wow, it looks fab-u-lous! love the colors.