I went to school yesterday to drop off some things and pick up more resources so that I can plan from home. My commute to school is a long one. I travel 2.5 hours everyday to get to and from school. So, when I go on my days off, I tend to spend the day there to make it worth my while. When I came up to my classroom, I saw that our wonderful, amzing, incredible custodians had opened up the temporary wall between my classroom and the empty classroom next door!
There are NO WORDS to describe how HAPPY this makes me!!! I LOVE all this extra space!! At the end of June, I asked if we could open up that wall for next year (using the very valid "excuse" that I will have 29 students), expecting it to not be possible since it had been so long since it was opened. We won't be so crowded after all! I'm especially excited about having a cozy, comfortable space for a reading corner and some space for tables for group work! Oh the possibilities!!
I also can't wait to get decorating! My colour scheme is lime green, magenta, black and white, with a panda theme. I have so many ideas, and because I can't go to school that often , I have to be completely organized and have to buy everything I need before going. I don't want to spend every last day of my summer break rushing to get my classroom ready. Pssst....I've already drawn up a few classroom plans. Crazy. I know. My hubby just rolls his eyes at me and laughs.
What would YOU do with so much space? Any tips and/or ideas for me? How would you set up this classroom?