Thursday, August 1, 2013

Classroom Preparations Begin!

Dear Diary,

Today I finally made the decision that it's time to begin decorating my classroom for my new 5th graders that will be arriving in three weeks. Here are some pictures of what my classroom looked like before I got started working.  


If you can't tell from the pictures, my classroom is in a portable.  We call them cottages to make it sound a bit better! :)  The entire 5th grade team, along with, 1 art class, 2 gifted and talented classes, and child development are housed in cottages.  I have been in a cottage for 5 years!  Hopefully, this will be my last year in a cottage. We have a new elementary school being built right next door, and yes, I mean right next door to our elementary school.  It will open the 2014-2015 school year.  This will cause our school to be split which means we will lose several hundred students and a handful of teachers to this new school.   

Well anyway, be sure to check back later for photos of my classroom once I have finished decorating it!  What do you think I can do with this bulletin board in the last picture??!!


  1. How about a Facebook or Twitter reading wall? I have one and my kids love it. :)
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  2. Hi Verena!
    Just started blogging and exploring the blogging world. Your blog is really cute! I'm your newest follower. I taught my first year of 5th grade in a portable. There are definitely some pros and cons to it. But my portable didn't even arrive until 3 days before school started! It was crazy. I look forward to your future posts!
    Forever in Fifth Grade