My older sister is an elementary school teacher and therefore has the cutest classroom you've ever seen. Theme bulletin boards, bubble-lettered name tags, colorful pillows in the reading corner...all the fixins'. Let's just say, it gives me a complex. For the past two years, my classroom has been pretty bland and boring, and I always justified myself by saying, "High school teachers aren't expected to have cutesy classrooms!" The truth is...I would've loved to have had a fun classroom, but I was too bogged down with hundreds (literally) of papers to grade and dozens of novels to read and a year's worth of units to plan. (The first few years of teaching are brutal.) Well...after two years and two months of teaching...I am proud to announce that I finally have a cute classroom!! I took some photos to prove it:
My big, fun bulletin board at the back of the room, displaying student work
The students illustrated events from the short story we've been studying, and I put them up like a "story board"
Fun Halloween decor! (Look closely and you'll see the ghosts hanging from the windows!)
A display to teach them about the different types of prepositional phrases
I also have a gumball machine that is almost as tall as me that dispenses huge gumballs, but I forgot to take a photo of it, so you'll have to take my word for it.
Pretty cute, huh?? I am so proud of myself! :) Elementary school, here I come...