Sunday, July 1, 2012

My Weekend... In Classroom Pictures!


I am tired!

It was a busy weekend thinking and working on the new classroom!

Today, my hubby, sister, brother-in-law, and friend Principal D, helped me clean my room and move the majority of my possessions in.  I absolutely could not have done it without them!  So if any of you are reading this... THANK YOU!  Let me help you move into the lake box, Principal D!

My new room went from looking like this on Friday before J, J, and B helped me purge...

To looking like this... now dust free and full of 75% of my belongings from my other building...  Nothing is unpacked yet, but here it is!

And my room at my other building went from looking like this:...

To this one sad pile in the middle that has the rest of my things in it...  I'll be back later this week to collect them.

But... I did find this exciting thing in my new room...  Looks like a built in bookshelf...

But... lift it up and...

SECRET COMPARTMENT!!!!!!!  My SUV has a secret compartment (insert teasing from husband here) and I just really dig them!  What shall I hide away inside?

And here we have my lovely brother-in-law modeling his cleaning wear...


Everyone at my new building has a wooden mailbox hanging outside of their door.  I took mine home this weekend for a little TLC and it went from looking like this after I repainted it white yesterday...

To this, fully installed on my wall...

And I'm officially in love!  Look at the buntings!  And the reference to books!  And the word BAINBRIDGE!

Tonight my plans include cutting out new laminated items for my room and indulging in a movie that sneaked into my head on a whim today... "Sister Act 2"!  HA!  I can't WAIT!  It was either that or "Encino Man"... but Whoppi is really calling to me!

Please tell me you love my mailbox as much as I do!  I am telling you, I could not peel my eyes away from it when I finished yesterday and it was the first thing my hubby did for me when we got into the building this morning!

Now to wait for something official to wind up inside!


  1. That secret compartment is super! Your classroom looks so large! Your mailbox is super cute. You have been working really hard.

  2. I LOVE your mailbox!! I will be moving rooms for the next school year and ALL my stuff is just shoved on shelves, care to take a trip to my school and help me clean and maybe even hang some bunting?!?!?! I'll have to remember to take some before and after pics like you did! Can't wait to see the finished room all decorating with pretty bunting!

  3. Love your mailbox but more than that I am super jealous that you can get into your room to work! We are not allowed back until mid August:(.
    Monica Schroeder
    The Schroeder Page

  4. that mailbox is adorable! I have a box like that where I toss all my money envelopes and folders for the office. Now it needs some bunting I think! Looks like that last teacher left lots of goodies on the walls! haha! It'll look great in a week I am sure!

  5. Oh so cute! You have been a busy girl! :)


  6. Cute mailbox. Your classroom looks huge in the picture.
    You are so lucky you can get into your new school. I won't be able to get in my classroom until just before school starts, and we never can get in on the weekends.

    Have fun decorating your new classroom!

    Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium

  7. Love your mailbox, super cute. Congratulations on your new job, wishing you the best!!!!!!

  8. adorable mailbox! is everyone's else just as cute? i'm jealous!

  9. I wish I had a mailbox! That is adorable!

  10. Isn't it the small things like a mailbox or secret compartment that make are rooms special to us? Love it. I'm moving again this year and hoping I can personalize my room more this year.

  11. The mailbox is so you! They are lucky to have you. I would hate to be the teacher trying to fill your shoes! Best wishes as you settle in to your new home away from home.
    Learning in Bliss

  12. The mailbox is amazing! Your new classroom is HUGE! Congrats again :)
    My Second Sense

  13. Gosh, you're busy! I ONLY cut out laminate this week and felt accomplished...until I read your post!

    We've been fans of your forever, like since before you had a blog, and only had website, and introduced me (Halle) to one of my favorite books ever (Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch!!!)

    We'd love it if you checked out our lil' blog sometime soon!

    Oh, and send us one of those mailboxes! Your rock!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

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  15. so super cute!! I have an outside room, so there's no mailboxes for me :(

  16. That is one SERIOUSLY cute mailbox! Also, your new blog design is also seriously cute! :)

  17. I LOVED your tables from your old building!! Too bad you couldn't take them with you!!

  18. I wish I had a mailbox!!! So cute.
    Wow! You must be exhausted! Congrats on the move, all the help and amazing progress in putting your room together!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  19. Love the mailbox! I wish I had a one outside my door! Maybe something to look into!

  20. The mailbox is adorable and I love the secret compartment. Methinks you should stash some extra-yummy chocolate there for those trying times that come up!

    Krazy Town

  21. The mailbox re-vamp is wonderful! I know you have been hard at work moving classes. I can't wait to get into mine and start setting up!

  22. Love the mailbox! How did you do the bunting?

  23. I do sooooo love the mailbox. I think it's kinda neat that you have that on yalls doors! I am happy for you and your new job! Those are some very lucky kiddos that'll be waltzing through your doors! I look forward to reading about it this year!

  24. Hi Christina,

    I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Come by and check it out.

    Innovate, Create and Relate


  25. Oh my goodness!! That mailbox is amazing!!

    Fun In First

  26. Loving the new blog design! I wanted to let you know I am awarding you The Versatile Blogger Award! Check out my blog for details!

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  27. Well, first off CONGRATS on your move!! :) How exciting!! And wow!--what an amazing family you must have for them all to come out and help you like that. Very precious! I just wanted to let you know that I shared your birthday books on my blog and linked back to you. I have been following you since before you had a blog and I have just adored you. Thanks for always sharing and being so wonderful!! Anyway, just wanted to let you know so that you could check it out. Good luck on your new adventure!!
    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

  28. You're coming along so nicely on your moving! It's such a job! I've been following and loving your blog about 3 months. I've given you the Versatile Blogger and One Lovely Blog Award. Please stop by my blog for your award and info:)

  29. Awesome, wish I could start working on my room already. I have to wait till early August :(.


  30. Have fun decorating your new classroom! That is exciting!! I LOVE your is so cute and cheerful!

  31. So much fun! I'm thinking about taking a leap of faith in the next few years and moving to a new district. So scary, but also so rewarding. Keep posting! I love watching the transformation!

  32. I adore your mailbox! Super cute! Oh and the secret compartment.... that is super-duper awesome!

  33. I totally feel your pain! I, too, moved my classroom this year. What a job! Thank goodness you have had lots of help! I have nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Come to my blog to check out the details!

    Teaching with Moxie

  34. I love your mailbox!!! Did you Modge Podge it? How creative! Have fun watching Sister Act (love those movies!)

  35. Very adorable mailbox! I am also putting a mailbox in my room this coming year right beside the door as the students walk in. I haven't found mine yet but when I do, it will be fun to decorate.

    I love looking at before and after classroom pictures. I have taken some before pictures (and have not posted them yet but I will be)of my classroom and then I will take some after pictures once I am close to being finished.

    Question: Did you change schools, grade levels or both? Thanks for all your awesome ideas. I love reading your blog.

    Mrs Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis


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