Yesterday I felt like such a celebrity! While shopping with friends at a local teacher's store, one of them said my name, which led to a teacher in line asking if I was THE Christina Bainbridge! We had a nice little chat... but, I feel like such a jerk because I forgot to ask her name! So, Teacher's Center friend, if you're reading this, let me know! :) I know there are other HUGE bloggers who have had that happen before, but it was my first time... how exciting!
And now... for the pictures from what I did in my classroom today.
First... let me remind you how it looked when I left on Wednesday:
So... after six hours today, it looks like this- here's the traditional "view form the door":
Here's our meeting area- imagine 29 3rd graders here... yikes!... I LOVE where I put the cloud paper on the spaces above the windows! :)
Here's a shot of my "desk" area. I'm going deskless this year!
View from behind my area- the crates and books on the one group of desks are pretty much all I have left to organize. I have SO many "teacher" picture books. I need to sort them all and organize them into how I'll use them for ELA.
And, though all of my bulletin boards have paper and borders up, this is my first finished one. *Love* it!
So, that's what I've accomplished since Monday in my room. And now that it looks pretty, I can think about what I'm going to teach! I even brought home one of my teacher editions to look over this weekend.
Next week's classroom agenda: ELA focus wall, organize books, get my birthday bulletin board up, and organize my craft "stuff". Right now it's in a box in the closet.
Tonight the hubby and I are going to see the musical "The Wedding Singer". I'm SO looking forward to a dinner out and a night of fun... it's been a tiring week! Hope you have a fun Friday night as well!