For this week I have returned to my classroom and am still plugging along. It is my goal to make this a welcoming and nurturing place even though we have to be as sterile as possible. On Monday we return to work to prepare for whatever is coming. I don't know how much I will be able to get done between meetings so I am thankful for the time I have had to work ahead. Here is what has been accomplished.
We put the contact paper on it and put up the border. Yesterday I returned to school and strung up the welcome letters, put on the bear and in the far corner is a poster with ways to say "hello" social distance style. I love this board!
Mail box pocket chart hang right outside of the bathroom door alongside the coat rack. It's hard to tell from this picture but there is a little bear peeking out from inside that envelope. Can you tell that I love bears? When I was planning my classroom theme this year I wanted it to be gender neutral. I didn't want to go with a dino theme or superhero theme. Every child loves teddy bears! At least I hope they do!
When I was an ITRT I stumbled across mini posters like this from several teachers on TPT. I wanted each of my STEAM labs and/or computer labs to have a set that matched the room theme so I made my own. I loved these little posters so I made a teddy bear set for my classroom.
and I am so glad that Teddy has found a place in my classroom. I wonder if the cassette player still works?
There is still a great deal to do. I will go in early and stay late if needed. I want this room to be right! I do apologize for the pictures. I left my camera in the car and had to use an old child camera that I had purchased for the STEAM lab. They are not the best of images but at least you can get an idea. When I have it all together I will post another video.