Monday, January 4, 2010

My New Roost

Well... it has been a long time coming, but the Annette Perry Falcons finally have a new roost. Tonight we had an open house for the families and the kids come tomorrow for our first day of class in our new school. I just wanted to share picts of my room. I really am proud of how cute it turned out. I couldn't have done it with out my cricut and Maya Road Chipboard. I just snapped a few quick picts as I was walking out the door tonight. Tomorrow I will take some better picts.
If I were taller, you could see the cool stuff I have up there. I'm not, so you need to come visit me.
I am so glad to have all my books out of storage. I have 18 of these great crates filled with picture books. This doesn't even count the tubs of chapter books that I have around the room. New teachers, I'm telling you....this is where you should invest. I've taught 1st through fourth grade and I have used these picture books in every single grade level. I love this paper- Websters Paper. Of course, everything looks great on a little Maya Road chipboard.

Here is the valance above my huge window. Lots of Jenny Bowlin and again more Maya Road, this time the stars and penants. (I don't think they make this one any more.)
This is the view from my door. I don't know if you can tell but I have this really kickin' document camera, computer and projector on the black cart in the middle. It is so cool. I am almost totally paperless except for my books. I invest in ebooks and materials that are pdf files. I love technology.

Tomorrow I will take some more close-ups so you can see some more of the goodies I made.

The goal was to make it tasteful and cute without being cluttered. I have a lot of students including my own son who don't need a lot of distractions.
Oh.....I don't know if I told you. From my window, I can see Dallas to Maypearl I bet. The water tower behind my mom's house is in the very center of my window when I sit down at my teacher table. I like looking there and thinking that that is where my mom and dad are. TFL!

5 comments:

Maria said...

Brook, you did such a great job with decorating and setting up your room! It looks fabulous!

Dee Dee said...

Love how decorated yet uncluttered it is.

Sharie said...

What a wonderful room to learn and teach in! Love that banner you made, too - very cool.

Christina said...

What a fun looking room! I want to be in your class!

Karva said...

Happy new year & happy new class. It looks amazing. Hope you & your family had a fab time over the
holidays.

XXX
Karen