Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tears, Paint, Questions and Compromise

Well gang I am really slow on this one but I thought I would give the conclusion of my classroom painting drama and a peek into my classroom this year.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that my room pictures are on this computer.  Murphy's Law they probably are not. 

As I wrote in a previous post about my classroom painting drama that you can read HERE I thought I would at last share the conclusion.  After many phone calls, getting my principal involved, hiding cans of paint, bringing the paint back, begging, tears and a compromise my room was finished about a week before school started.  The dark teal was covered with a medium teal / powder blue.  It is not my color preference for a classroom but at least my classroom is one color and I do not feel like I am drowning under a sea of dark teal water.

This is the view from my desk.

This is from the front door.

Sorry for the lack of tons of pictures.  It was such a rush to get my room together this year.  I snapped these on the way out before I had to come back to "Back to School / Meet Your Teacher"  night.  Hence the blurriness I seriously snapped and then ran home. 
Exit Slip Board
I put this board up again this year to have the kids use a sticky note and jot down an answer or question to a prompt.  I use this to do a quick assessment on the topic or concept being taught.  Last year I had a "What Stuck With You?" board but the kids would "forget" to write down their name so I wasn't sure whose was whose.  So this year I used their numbers and then when they are done they put their sticky note in their square.  So far it was been a success!

Hope your school year has been off to a successful start too!


1 comment:

  1. Love your exit ticket board! What a great way to do formative assessment!!

    The Math Maniac


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