Welcome to my Communication Room!
This room had dirty baby blue walls and a headache inducing fan in the ceiling upon assignment. After fighting for my old room back and failing, I decided to suck it up and make the most out of my new space.
Here's a peek into my room:
This is a view of my room from the doorway. My office is situated at the end of the 8th grade hallway. As most of you know, I primarily work with middle school students so I tried to make the space age appropriate and inviting. Do you notice the gum ball machine? I stock it with M&Ms, Skittles, and jelly beans. Students don't always get candy in my room, but they may choose it as a cash-in when they fill their incentive cards (FREE HERE).
This is a look at my room from my desk. I love to see my whole space as I'm working on paperwork. I'm inspired by the book Mindset and am working on a product which incorporates character traits. I want my students to know what is important in life and to work on progress rather than perfection.
I think I like this picture best! I painted this shelving unit (see Blog Post on painting wooden furniture) and use this counter top to save on monthly planning (click here for video). I like to think of the green walls as avocado, but my students quickly burst my Martha bubble by agreeing that it looks more like Shrek. I added some brightness bling with orange accents (my favorite color) in the curtains and lanterns.
I hope you enjoyed my space as much as my students and I do. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave questions or suggestions in the comments below.