Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's getting there...

Just thought I would share how it looks so far! It's definitely looks a lot better than it did.

Meet the Teacher is tomorrow night, and my awesome Mom is coming up all day tomorrow to help put on the finishing touches. I think our little "cottage"(Sarah suggested we call it that) is gonna be perfect for me and my 16 little buddies!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back to School Madness

Hi friends! Sorry I have been so MIA lately! I've been bombarded with meetings, trainings, and loads of shopping trips.
Prepping for your first year surely isn't easy work. I have to admit the meetings have been brutal…from 8am to 3pm almost for a week straight was so draining. I'm sure I gained something from all of those "break-out" sessions, I just haven't figured it out yet. 
In other news, I finally got to see my classroom!!! When I first heard the news, I will admit I was a little disappointed in my room assignment--A portable. It took a good talking to from my Mama and she let me know there are a lot of positives to being in an "unconventional classroom". {I've been trying to think of fancier names for it.. portable just sounds so blasé}
I got to actually spend a little time in it yesterday with my girlfriend Sarah and gahh what a difference a second pair of eyes made! She totally helped me see loads of potential and even helped me figure out the organization and flow of my room.
Thank the Lord my Mama and Daddy come tomorrow to help me out! They're driving up to spend the day and really assess what my needs are for the room. Then my Mama will be back next Monday before my parents come to put the finishing touches on.

Ok so I'm going to share some pictures…. remember to think HAPPY THOUGHTS!! Thats what I keep doing!! :) 

This is before moving the furniture around!

 Getting things kinda figured out here… I can definitely see the potential now!

I already asked if I could paint the terrible wood panelling but they said No, so I just have to make the best of it! I think with a little TLC it might be pretty dang cute! I will keep y'all updated!

If y'all have ANY advice on how to spruce up a sad little room.. please please let me know!!