Glitter (v.) to add sparkle, excitement, and vitality to that which is dull and unimaginative

Jot (v.) to quickly pen a line before the thought flits away, perhaps never to be recaptured

6.15.2017

Home Sweet Home: The Final Reveal

My Book Nook
Spoiler alert:  If you haven't read the other two "Home Sweet Home" posts, then stop right now, hit backspace, and read those first.  You need to appreciate the journey before enjoying the fruits of my labor!  Let me first say - - I.Love.My.New.Room!!  It may have taken hours to complete, organize, and yada, yada, yada, but it is soooo worth every minute.


   
Revised closet and filing cabinet

I wanted to tie this in with the "Read the World" idea.  For the front of the cabinet, I (shhhh!) cut maps out of some great adventure books.  I glued them on top of literal maps, which came from Target's dollar bins and an old atlas.  I also had some postcards from previous trips and little globe post-it notes.  Everything was glued onto large pieces of butcher paper, and then I sponged on a few layers of Modge Podge.   Below is the art above the filing cabinet.

My favorite motto! (vinyl wall art
above the filing cabinet)


Because my students are older and I wanted the room to look fresh, I ordered a bit of vinyl wall art from Etsy.  My students weren't very thrilled because a few of them know how to use the vinyl machine in the tech room.  Hint:  Use your students first!  They like the ownership.
Vinyl wall art above the front white boards
My ombre teaching chair

   
New bulletin boards and new
vinyl wall art: "Imagination"





  
Next to my bookcase - - I swear everyone
looks in the mirror when entering the room!

I also tried making my teaching desk area cozy.  I repainted the bookcase in grey, added a throw rug, and make crate seats for the kidney table.  



Standing desks with stools

The front view
The standing desks group nicely or stand individually.  I currently have ten and have ordered four more for the fall semester.  Other students prefer long tables, the book nook, cushions, or the beach chairs.






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