Friday, January 30, 2009

Before and After

I posted earlier in the week about hosting an inservice in my classroom. A teacher complimented me on my tidiness and organization. She recognized my lack of a poker face when I was confronted with that untruth, and she then asked if I had cleaned for company. Ding, ding, ding! That's the right answer.

I thought you might be curious to see my room. So here it is. This is what my room looked like at its best.









Okay, so prepare yourself for what it looked like at the end of the day today.





And here's the command center:


I like to think of the squalor as a reflection of the fact that I am working with kids during class instead of focusing on housework during class.

7 comments:

LDH said...

Dear Snippety Gibbet,

Your after looks mighty tidy to me!

I was tagged today and now I've tagged you because you are a special blogger friend and I have so enjoyed visiting with you. If you would like to participate, please see my post:

http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-tag-my-memories-from-2008.html

And if you opt-out, that's fine too.

Kind Regards, ldh

So blessed! said...

How cool. I found your blog via With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart's blog. So glad I did. I'm a K-3 Literacy Coach and my sister is a high school art teacher. We both love to create stuff. Of course she is much better at it than I am. I love your work. Hope you don't mind me checkin in to see your creations now and then.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Jan, you amde me giggle, your after was still tidy! BTW aren't Smartboards the best invention ever for schools, we have them in all rooms.

jackie said...

Hey Jan, you sure did get that room ship shape, and it doesn't look too bad for afterwards. But I know how that feels. I get the house cleaned and five minutes later it's destroyed! But yeah, it's a sign that creativity is unleashed in your classroom, and that my house is actually lived in! I did see the my bug papercut in your classroom. It made me happy to know that a little part of me is there with you!
p.s. sorry if i made a duplicate comment - i think the computer ate the first one!

Chan Bliss said...

Nice big room, I like all the windows. Here is my room http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanbliss/3236637323/

La Donna Welter said...

Thanks for showing photos of your classroom! I like the photos taken at the end of the day the best! : )

vfg said...

Still looking fine, of course :)
thanks for your comments on Mare's blog. She loves it. You're a lovely internet friend.

And I still wish you were our art teacher.