So, I'm pretty good at a lot of things. I'm really good at others. Some things I just stink at. Classroom decor I could use a little help with. Setting up my classroom is just that; setting up a functional space. I like to make it cute...but I mostly like to make it functional. You can do both, you say? No, really I can't...I'm just not capable of that kind of creativity and level of multitasking.
I think I have Decorator ADD. Sometimes I think I might want to get all fancy, all "School Girl Style" but then I get overwhelmed by the whole thought of coordinating things. I'm just too random and too practical when it comes to choosing what goes into my room. Sometimes it all comes together and it looks like I coordinated...but when that happens, it's really just a happy accident. I'd like to say it's more than that but that would be a lie.
What I don't understand is how a classroom teacher changes their "theme" each year. Do you have a money tree in the backyard? Do you have endless amounts of creative energy? Is there a pill for that? I did finally succumb to this whole theme business a few years back and went with "colorful". That's a theme, right? So that bright blue bin I picked up ten years ago goes nicely with the bright red bin I picked up last year. I think I might check out the Target dollar spot and pick up a green bin for this year's theme of...you guessed it...COLORFUL!
I'm still in full on summer mode. Teachers go back at the end of August and school starts after Labor Day. I will be that friend that makes you feel REAL good about yourself. I'll post pictures of my colorful classroom just as soon as it's all put together...promise!
|I'm gonna guess it'll look a little something like this...|