Classroom Transformation Part IV
This post is the fourth part in my series on my classroom transformation for this fall.
See the other posts here: Part I, Part II, Part III
Here is my latest loot for my classroom: two frames, which I have no purpose for yet, three lime bins for my desk, new hall passes courtesy of Target's Dollar spot, a roll of contact paper (my new obsession), and a roll of whiteboard paper.
I am also linking it up with Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera for her Saturday Snapshots Linky.
I am the high school technology representative for our district, and I run PowerSchool for the whole district in addition to teaching full time. This means some cool privileges, but it also means some surprises. When I arrived in my room this week, I was greeted by this:
Apparently, my room became the new drop for all building technology that is pulled from classrooms during cleaning. I was trying to set my room up, so I guess I will be working around this stuff.
I finished painting my desk the last time I was in, so now I had to deal with the rest of the desk. I didn't want to paint the drawers because of the handles, and really, I am over painting. Enter my new favorite decorating medium: contact paper. I got a massive roll at Target for less than $6.
I covered all the drawer fronts with this paper, and it turned out AMAZING!
Here is a view of my corner area in my room. I think I need to cover the inside of the desk...thoughts? That interior side can be seen from people in my room. I don't care about the back though since I am the only one that sees that.
My next dilemma is this empty space behind the corner where my desk meets my table. I am probably going to move the little table and put a full size student table there since I have a class of 30 next year. I will gladly take suggestions on how to handle that area of my desk since when the student table in up against my desk, I will have a void.
Here is the void from the other side of my desk.
I posted on this shelf yesterday, and I am still contemplating solutions and final placement.
I rearranged and added some purple. More to come on this.
Here is the best part of my day spent in my classroom:
The before of my small file cabinet that sits behind my desk.
After two coats of spray paint to match my desk:
The final beauty with matching contact paper on the drawers. My inspiration on this came from Smack Dab in the Middle School. I am so sorry it is so blurry; one picture is fine and the next isn't.
Here is my large file cabinet, which will be getting contact paper. It is pretty wedged in this corner, so I will cover the front and top with matching contact paper. The right side will get black paper for a graffiti wall.
Please leave your thoughts on my desk-void area because I need help with that.
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